Former Senator Daphne Campbell is an accomplished Entrepreneur and former State Senator with more than a combined 25 plus years of experience providing strategic and operational servitude (both in and outside of the Senate). She is originally from Haiti and has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years. The Honorable Daphne Campbell understands how best to leverage her extensive experience in politics – and has been instrumental in using her expertise in the areas of crisis management, human capital issues, cultural diversity and leadership development, as well as using her exceptional abilities to analyze and identify procedural problems, provide practical solutions that result in greater effectiveness and productivity.
Former Senator Campbell’s journey began in 2010 when she ran a successful campaign in the Democratic primary to replace incumbent State Representative Ronald Brise, who left an open seat in the 108th District. She defeated her then opponent Alix Desulme by fewer than 400 votes, winning 52% of the vote and advancing to the general election, which she won unopposed. After six years spent in Tallahassee as State Representative (108th District), she became State Senator after the runoff opposing her to Philippe Brutus, another Haitian-American who ran as an NPA (No Party Affiliation) candidate. She then became the first Haitian-American on November 2016 to serve as a Florida State Senator. Winning her elected post in the 38th District State Senate race by a landslide (75.2%) crushing her opponent, the former State representative Philippe Brutus (24.8%).