State Rep. Dwayne Taylor receives 'Legislator of the Year' award during firefighter conference in Daytona Beach

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Photo for Headline Surfer / Officials with the Florida Professional Firefighters, Marsh Gilbert, Gary Rainey, its president; and Robert Suarez (shown far right),  surround Democratic Statehouse lawmaker Dwayne Taylor as he receives their 'Legislator of the Year' award.

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH -- State Rep. Dwayne Taylor, D-Daytona Beach, received the Florida Professional Firefighters' 2013 "Legislator of the Year" award during the 69th annual conference on June 6, for professional firefighters at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.

“Nobody deserves that award more than him,” said Mike Tyrell, president union 1162, Daytona Beach Fire Department. “There’s no doubt about that. That guy is destined for greatness and we will be by his side the whole way.”

“Nobody deserves that award more than him,” said Mike Tyrell, president union 1162, Daytona Beach Fire Department. “There’s no doubt about that. That guy is destined for greatness and we will be by his side the whole way.”

The 46-year-old Taylor, starting his second four-year term, and a consistent advocate for Florida's firefighters, EMT and law enforcement officers, said he was appreciative of the award, emphasizing he will "continue to fight in Tallahassee for all of our first responders.” 

And if that wasn't enough good news for the Democratic lawmaker, his legislative assistant, Shanneé Green, was honored with the "Legislative Assistant of the Year" award at the conference.

Political snapshot: Dwayne Taylor

State Rep. Dwayne Taylor of Daytona Beach / Headline SurferState Representative, Dist. 26
Elected in 2008; re-elected in 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
 
Assignments: State Affairs Committee;
Rules and Calendar Committee;
Joint Select Committee on Collective Bargaining;
Insurance and Banking Sub-Committee-Democratic ranking member;
Education Appropriations Sub-Committee, Democratic Ranking Member 
 
City of Residence: Daytona Beach
Occupation: Writer/Producer
Children: Dwayne, Jr., D'Ambra;
Education: University of Central Florida, B.S., M.P.A.
Daytona State College, A.S., A.A.
DOB: Nov. 13, 1967 (46 years old), Daytona Beach
Prior elected office: Daytona Beach City Commissioner, 2003-2008
 
Other: Daytona Beach Police & Fire Pension Board;
Trustee, Leadership Florida Class;
Florida League of Cities, past member;
East Volusia Regional Water Authority Oversight Committee;
Chairman, 2008, Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials; 1st Vice President, 2006-'08;
National League of Cities, 2003-'08;
Volusia/Flagler MPO, Vice Chairman, 2007-'08
Volusia League of Cities, 2003-'08 
 
Dist 26 map, Statye Rep. Dwayne Taylor, D-Daytona BeachDist. 26 offices
State Rep. Dwayne Taylor
 
Capitol Office
1101 The Capitol 402 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee
Tel: 850-717-5026  
 
District Office Suite 103, 1020 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach
Tel: 386-239-6202
 
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Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.