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also known as Mandy Dawson

State legislator

Muriel Amanda Dawson, American state legislator.


Dawson, Muriel Amanda was born on July 18, 1956 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.


Student, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1975—1980. Degree in liberal arts, Barry University.


Legislation assistant Florida House of Representatives, Fort Lauderdale, 1988-1992, state legislator District 93, 1992-1998. Florida State Senator, District 30 Florida State Senate, 1998—2002, Florida State Senator, District 29, since 2003. Member budget subcommittee on transportation and economic development, commerce and economic opportunities, health, aging and long-term care, regulated industries, apportionment and redistricting committees.


Communion and Water Baptism are symbolic acts of obedience to the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament.


God loves the world, sending Jesus to die for the sins of the whole world and, in Christ, is reconciling to Himself people from every tribe, tongue, and nation.


Church decisions should be made as openly as possible, giving opportunities for all to contribute. It is important for all views to be heard and taken seriously, especially where Christians disagree.


Chairperson Florida Commission Minority Health, 1993-1995. Member children, families and health committee National Conference State Legislation, 1995-1996. Co-vice chair Florida Women's Legislation Caucus, 1995-1996, member select committee on telecommunications, 1994-1995.

Associate trustee Bethune-Cookman College, 1994. Member north area advisory board School Board Broward County, since 1992. Member health care task force National Black Caucus of State Legislators, since 1993.

Member Florida Conference Black State Legislators, since 1992. Board directors Broward County Urban League, Fort Lauderdale, since 1994, Friends of Children, Youth and Families, Fort Lauderdale, 1994, Voice of Choice Advisory Board, 1995, Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, 1994-1996, Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, since 1993, Minority Business Enterprise, 1991-1992, Child Care Connection. Member executive advisory board National Black Police Association, 1994.

Advisory board Child Care Connection, since 1992. Founding member Multicultural Women's Issues Group, 1993. Member Broward Healthy Start Coalition, since 1993, Women's Political Caucus, Gwen Cherry chapter, since 1990, Central Broward Democratic Club, since 1990, Boisey Waiters Black Caucus Democratic Club of Broward County, since 1990, Young Democrats of Broward County, since 1990, Greater Fort Lauderdale Democratic Club.

Founder Positive Images, since 1996. Vice chair Broward County Legislation Delaware. Chairman National Task Force on Health Care Reform, National Conference Black State Legislators, 1999.

Member National Organization of Women, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (subscribing life member), Business and Professional Women (Woman of the Year 1995), Broward Association Black Social Workers (founding member), Optimists, Kiwanis, Order of Eastern Star.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, writing short stories for children, travel.


Daughter of Clifford and Altemease (Laws) Hardy. Divorced; children: Shatereas (Tibby), Colongie, Ashley.

Clifford Hardy

Altemease (Laws) Hardy

Shatereas Dawson (Tibby)

Colongie Dawson

Ashley Dawson