Mary Brandenburg

District: 89 -- Democrat

Part of Palm Beach

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  West Palm Beach
Occupation:  Legislator
Spouse:  Pete "Pete" Brandenburg of Battle Creek, MI
Education:  University of Florida, A.A., 1969; Florida Atlantic University, B.A., 1972, M.B.A., 1980
Born:  May 12, 1949, Rochester, NY
Moved to Florida:  1957
Religious Affiliation:  Roman Catholic
Recreational Interest:  family activities, Florida history, quilting, weaving

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2002, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

West Palm Beach Security Task Force 1999-present
City of West Palm Beach, City Commissioner District 3 1999-2002
Metropolitan Planning Organization of Palm Beach County 1999-2002
Palm Beach County Intergovernmental Coordination Program, Executive Committee 1999-2002
Palm Beach County League of Cities, Director 1999-2002, Education Committee Chair 2000-2002
Palm Beach County Regional Hazardous Materials Oversight Committee 2001-2002, Vice Chair 2002
Palm Beach County Work Group on Improving Judgment about Health Care Spending 2001-2002
West Palm Beach Historic Preservation Board, 1991-1997, Chair 1994-1996


Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Government Affairs Committee, Leadership West Palm Beach Coordinating Committee
Economic Forum of Palm Beach County
Forum Club of the Palm Beaches
Friends of the Forest Hill High School Environmental Academy, Board of Directors 1997-present
Friends of the West Palm Beach Public Library, Board of Directors 1993-present
Greater Lake Worth Chamber of Commerce
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Historical Society of Palm Beach County
Lantana Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Florida, Class XX
Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce
Palm Beach Civic Association
Palm Beach Legislative Delegation, Chair
St. Mary's Medical Center, Governing Board 2002-2008
Women's Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County
El Cid Historic Neighborhood Association, Board of Directors 1992-2000, President 1995


Friends of the Environmental Science and Technology Academy Forest Hill Community High School, Outstanding Service to Environmental Education Award 2008
Friends of the Forest Hill High School Environmental Academy, Outstanding Service to Environmental Education Award 2008
Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners, Recognition and Appreciation for Service as the Chairman of the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation 2008
Palm Beach County Substance Abuse Coalition, Sponsoring Legislation Banning Salvia divinorum 2008
School District of Palm Beach County, Certificate of Appreciation 2008
St. Mary’s Medical Center, Recognition and Appreciation for Service as a member of the St. Mary’s Medical Center Board of Governors 2001-2008
American Cancer Society, Legislative Award 2007
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll 2007
Florida Retail Federation, Democratic Legislator of the Year 2007
The President of the University of Florida, the Board of Trustees, Appreciation Award for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment 2007
Democratic Women's Club of Broward County, Legislator of the Year 2006
Palm Beach County Farm Bureau, Out 'Standing in the Field' Award 2006
Florida Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Certificate of Appreciation 2006
Florida Atlantic University, Alumni Talon Award, Recognition of Exceptional Leadership 2006
Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center, Resource Partner 2006, 2003
Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, Recognition Award 2006
National Organization for Women, Florida's Fearless Few Recognition Award 2006
Tri-State Syrupmakers Association, Certificate of Appreciation 2006
The Florida League of Cities, Legislation Appreciation Award 2005
The School Board of Palm Beach County, Certificate of Appreciation 2005
West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Department, Firestorm Appreciation Award 2005, 2004
American Heart Association, Leadership Award 2004
Planned Parenthood of Palm Beach County, Carolyn H. Huckshorn Advocacy Award 2004
Florida Silver-Haired Legislature, Certificate of Appreciation 2003
Palm Beach County League of Cities, State Legislator of the Year 2003

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