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Berny Jacques

State Representative, District 59

Berny holds a B.A. in History and Political Studies from Washington Adventist University, and a law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Professionally, he served as an Assistant State Attorney for Florida’s 6th Judicial Circuit and worked in private practice as a civil litigation attorney. He’s currently Senior Partnerships Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.

In 2020 Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Berny to the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and Sheriff Bob Gualtieri appointed him to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Civil Service Board. Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz appointed Berny to the African American History Taskforce in 2023. He resides in Seminole, FL where he served on the city’s Developmental Review Board and was Vice Chairman of the city’s Charter Review Committee in 2019. Berny is passionate about mentoring and has been a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program since 2013.

He proudly represents Florida House District 59 in the Florida legislature.