BUSINESS AND EDUCATION

  • Siplin Law, PA – Owner/Attorney – Present
  • Federal Law Clerk to US District Court Judge
  • Intern Center for International Policy – Washington, DC
  • Juris Doctorate – Duquesne Law School – 1981
  • University of Pittsburgh – Master’s Degree – Public and International Affairs
  • Johnson C. Smith University – Bachelor’s Degree – Political Science
  • Jones High School – Graduated 1972

PROVEN SERVICE

  • Elected to the Florida House of Representatives – (2000 – 2002)
  • Elected to the Florida Senate – (2002 – 2012)
  • Chairman – Senate Agriculture, Committee
  • Vice-Chairman – Senate Education Appropriations Committee
  • Passed Legislation –
    • “In God We Trust” License Plate Bill, which provides scholarships for children of military and public safety personnel , who died in the line of duty
    • Prayer Bill allowing students to publicly pray in school
    • Established Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness in public schools
    • Kept Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch in State Budget during budget cuts
    • Voted for budgets, bringing billions of dollars to our district for Education,Social Services and Healthcare
    • Filed Dream Act Bill for students to receive in-state tuition fees
    • Filed Bill to prevent utilities from terminating seniors electricity and gas
  • Chairman – 26 Member Florida Legislative Black Caucus
  • Committee Member – Use of Deadly Force and Innocence Commissions
  • Leader in Rebuilding Evans High School
  • Host - “Truth 2 Power” Radio Show - Every Thursday 2:00pm - 2:30pm on Rejoice 1140AM and 103.7FM
  • Leader in the appointment of Independent Prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case
  • Served on Task Force to Review Stand Your Ground Law
  • Built Golf Facility for Students at Callahan Center
  • Member – NAACP
  • Member – Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
  • Member – New Covenant Baptist Church

FOUNDER

  • Professional Opportunities Program for Students, creating thousands of jobs for students and adults
  • Engineering Scholarships for students to attend college
  • Scholarships for students to become Fire Fighters
  • Annual School Supply Giveaway
  • Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway
  • Annual Golf Scholarships
  • Annual Vow of Purity Program Scholarships
  • Three Kings Toy Giveaway

ORGANIZED

  • Restoration of Civil Rights, Sealing and Expungement of Records Workshops
  • Job Fairs at the Convention Center and Citrus Bowl
  • Rally and Motorcade against FCAT at Jones High School and Howard Middle School
  • Veterans Rights Workshop
  • Vigil for Haitian Earthquake Victims
  • Haitian-American Cultural Exchange Workshop
  • Hispanic, Asian, Haitian American Multi-Cultural Workshop
  • Hurricane Relief Workshops

FAMILY

  • One of four children raised by Evangelist Aretha Mae Dawson
  • Husband to the Honorable Victoria P. Siplin, Orange County Commissioner – District 6
  • Father to Gary, Jr. Angelika, Joshua and Jacob – who attend public school

JOIN THE CAMPAIGN EFFORT

Get Off the Sidelines!

Be a part of the movement and participate in building a better future for our district! Join this historical campaign and stand up for the values that make our community great. Make a difference.