Meet “Rubin Anderson," your next Representative.
You may be asking, “Who this political newcomer in the race for Florida State Representative District 88?”
Hello, my name is Rubin Anderson. I am 64 years young, and I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ministry. I have been a resident of West Palm Beach for 40 years and married to my wife Sharon for 29 years, and we have raised a blended family of five children and proud grandparents of nine.
I consider myself as the “new model” on the political showroom floor, and I believe that District 88 needs a new and fresh perspective on the House Floor. I am not a politician; I am a humanitarian who will offer District 88 new innovations with my experience gained by being the business owner of a successful landscaping service. I worked hard to build its success by employing others and teaching them the vocation of horticulture management. I bring budgetary experience I obtained while working as a golf course superintendent for 10 years as well as managing a company contracted by the U.S. government. This latter position required a RED Top Clearance Badge, giving me access to all U.S. military bases. I was in constant contact with the Pentagon and top Military officials. The budget, of course, was in the millions.
I have gained experience working across cultures through my involvement with the National Baptist Association of Churches and the Zion Baptist Association. Currently, I am the pastor of First Corinthians Missionary Baptist Church and a substitute teacher in Palm Beach County. I am involved with several charitable organization such as the Pediatric Oncology Support Team (POST), the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Purple Chicks Father’s Day 5K & Family Run, Concerned Mothers Southside Coalition, Mothers against Murders Association, Moms Demand Action against Gun Violence and Concrete Pillow an organization fighting to change the Felony Murder Rule.
This House race comes from my heart, not my head; the citizens of District 88 are important to me. My wife and I have walked District 88 to get to know the voters, to hear their concerns. We saw their frustrations and shared their joys. In doing so, I am more determined than ever to serve these constituents. I will be the representative who will fight for issues facing District 88 such as insufficient funds for education, drive by shootings, supporting SB7028 expanding backgrounds checks when purchasing guns, homelessness, bridging communities together, and institutional disparities. I am ready for this challenge; and, with your help on November 3, 2020, WE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE