PROFILE ON STATE REPRESENTATIVE GWYNDOLEN A. CLARKE-REED
Representative Gwyndolen “Gwyn” Clarke-Reed was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, District 92, in 2008 and re-elected in 2010 and 2012. Gwyn was the Democratic Ranking Member of the K-20 Competitiveness Subcommittee in the 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 sessions. She also served on the House Redistricting Subcommittee in the 2011-2012 session.
As of the 2013-2014 session, Gwyn was appointed the Democratic Ranking Member of the K-12 Subcommittee and also for the Veterans and Military Affairs Subcommittee. Other committees include the Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee and the Health & Human Services Committee.
Her priorities are education, health care, property taxes, affordable housing, transportation, youth development, veterans, and senior services.
Gwyn served 12 years on the Deerfield Beach City Commission, serving as the Vice-Mayor during her first year. During her time as a Commissioner, she started a summer employment, career development, and mentoring program for youth ages 13 to 15. This program is currently in its 20th year of operation. She has served as President of the Broward League of Cities, the first Deerfield Beach government official ever to hold the post and the first woman of color elected to the position in the 45-year history of the organization.
Her most recent honors include recognitions as the 2012 Greater Fort Lauderdale Democratic Club Legislator of the Year; 2012 ICABA 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean Americans; 2012 Keynote Speaker Award for Everest University Spring Commencement; and the 2012 Latino Who’s Who. In 2012, she was honored as a Shining Star “Light of the Community” by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and she was inducted into the Broward Senior Hall of Fame for the Class of 2013. In 2014 Gwyn was inducted into the Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame and also received The Honorable Carrie P. Meek Servant Leadership Award, Legislator of the Year. She was also presented with a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve from Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense in 2014.
Gwyn’s public service and memberships include the Boys and Girls Club; Kiwanis Club; American Cancer Society; Mango Festival; Greater Deerfield Beach Democratic Club; American Association of University Women; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; the Common Highlands Homeowners Association; North Broward Hospital District Community Primary Care Committee; Broward Teachers Union-Retirees; St. Laurence Chapel, and the Democratic Women’s Club of Northeast Broward. Gwyn is also a member of The International Women’s Leadership Association and she presently serves as 1st Vice President of the Pompano Beach Women’s Club.
Gwyn is a retired educator and holds a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and a master’s degree from Adelphi University. She is the mother of two, Vincent and Veronica Rose. She is a native Floridian having been born in “Frog Alley” Delray Beach, Florida.