MIAMI, FL – Life-long democrat and Miami businessman Bernard W.H. Jennings has been selected to serve as one of Florida’s democratic delegates to the Democratic National Convention being held the week of July 25 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Jennings topped the field of 20 democratic contenders vying, over the weekend, for the spot as a representative from Florida’s 24th Congressional District, which is represented by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson.
Jennings is a former executive director of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party and a former member of the Democratic Executive Committee.
“This election is probably one of the most important presidential elections in our lifetime. The outcome will determine whether we move forward as a united nation committed to building upon the gains made by democrats to improve the lives of each and every American citizen or whether the clock is turned back to the days of a lack of access to affordable healthcare, and a decent living wage for workers and their families,” said Jennings.
Florida has a total of 245 delegates and 18 alternates. Jennings is available for interviews. He is currently a mediator with BMJ Community Development, Inc. He is certified by the Florida Supreme Court and holds a unique certification as a Loss Mitigation Specialist from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He previously worked in the mortgage banking industry for over 10 years and served as an Administrative Hearing Officer appointed by the Miami-Dade County Manager.
Jennings has three children and is a graduate of Florida Memorial University (FMU) with a Bachelors of Arts in Public Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Ad-ministration from Florida A&M University (FAMU).