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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Commissioner Darryl Rouson

Appointed by Speaker

Proposals Introduced

  • P 0019 GENERAL PROVISIONS, Ethics in government; representation for compensation
    Last Action: 2/2/2018 Unfavorable by Ethics and Elections, laid on Table; YEAS 3 NAYS 4
  • P 0020 MISCELLANEOUS, Repeal of criminal statutes
    Last Action: 12/13/2017 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
  • P 0021 SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS, Disqualifications; suspension of civil rights
    Last Action: 2/2/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
  • P 0063 FINANCE AND TAXATION, Tax exemption review
    Last Action: 12/13/2017 Unfavorable by Finance and Taxation, laid on Table; YEAS 1 NAYS 4
  • P 0064 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Right of privacy; grandparent visitation
    Last Action: 1/21/2018 Unfavorable by Declaration of Rights, laid on Table; YEAS 0 NAYS 7

Proposals Co-Introduced

  • P 0005 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Rights of accused and of victims; additional rights of victims
    Last Action: 12/4/2017 Withdrawn from further consideration
  • P 0096 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Rights of accused and of victims; additional rights of victims
    Last Action: 1/21/2018 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Biographical Information

Occupation: Attorney; Florida State Senator
City: St. Petersburg (Pinellas County)

Commissioner Darryl Rouson has earned a reputation as a trailblazer in business and the community. In 1981, he became the first African-American prosecutor in Pinellas County. In 2003, he was appointed the first chairman of the newly formed Substance Abuse and Addictions Task Force for The National Bar Association.

Commissioner Rouson served as president of the St. Petersburg NAACP from 2000 to 2005 and served on the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission in 2007. In April 2008, Commissioner Rouson's years of activism, bold leadership and community service culminated in his being elected to represent Tampa Bay in the Florida House of Representatives. He served as a state representative for eight years.

In 2016, Commissioner Rouson was elected State Senator for District 19 which includes portions of Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. He has a passion for reforming the criminal justice system in Florida, increasing funding for substance abuse and mental health issues and creating innovative solutions to transportation issues. Since Commissioner Rouson began his tenure in the Florida Legislature, he has been regularly listed as one of Tampa Bay's most influential politicians.

Commissioner Rouson received a college degree in 1977 from Xavier University in New Orleans and graduated from law school at the University of Florida in 1980. He is married to Angela Rouson and is proudly raising five boys while practicing law in the Tampa Bay area with the Dolman Law Group.