Chris Sprowls appoints James Bush III and Dana Trabulsy to the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys

by | Jul 8, 2021

 

Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls has appointed State Representatives James Bush III and Dana Trabulsy to the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys.

Established by the Florida Legislature in 2006, the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys studies conditions that negatively impact black males in Florida. Specifically, the Council focuses its efforts on reducing high school dropout rates, violent crime rates, and incarceration rates.

In a press release on Thursday, Sprowls discussed the bipartisan appointments, touting Bush and Trabulsy’s professional and public service records.

“Representatives Bush and Trabulsy have been fearless advocates for Florida’s youth,” said Sprowls. “As a teacher and minister, Dr. Bush has served as a mentor, public servant, and faith leader in his community. Now, he brings his experience and expertise to the benefit of Floridians statewide. Representative Trabulsy has worked tirelessly as an entrepreneur and has focused on uplifting Florida’s students during her time in the House by sponsoring HB 3 – delivering free books to children reading below grade level. I am proud to appoint these two to the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys.”

Representing the 109th House District of Florida since being elected in 2008, Bush served as the Ranking Member on Secondary Education and Career Development Subcommittee, and on the Education and Employment Committee as well as the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee.

“I am honored to have been selected as a member of the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys,” Bush said. “I am excited to serve in this capacity so we continue engaging and educating our next generation.”

Elected in 2020 to the 84th House District, Trabulsy served on the Early Learning & Elementary Subcommittee during the 2021 Legislative Session. She was the House sponsor of HB 3, the first statewide home book delivery system for elementary students as part of the Speaker’s “New Worlds Initiative” to improve youth literacy rates.

“Thank you Speaker Sprowls for the appointment to the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys,” Trabulsy added. “I am proud to continue fighting for Florida’s youth and help them achieve their full potential.”

The Council is housed in the Office of the Attorney General and has a 19 member board led by Jerome Hill, Program Operations Administrator, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

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