Darryl Rouson

Darryl Rouson (born July 20, 1954) is a St. Petersburg, Florida, lawyer, political activist, and Democratic politician who serves as the Florida House representative for District 55. He is a former president of the St. Petersburg NAACP and former chair of the National Bar Association's Substance Abuse and Addictions Task Force. He was Pinellas County's first African-American assistant state attorney. As an attorney, he represented high profile clients such as Darryl Strawberry. In 2008, he stood for election four times for the same office. He defeated two other Democrats in the fall primary and went on to win the general election with 98% of the vote against a write-in candidate. He is married to Angela H. Rouson and has eight children.

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... In September 2005, Rouson joined the Republican Party ... had left the Democratic Party in 1999.) In February 2007, Governor Crist appointed Rouson to the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission ... Despite the district historically voting Democratic, Rouson was optimistic that his ties in Tallahassee and years of activism would give him the ability to win ...