News Section: Election 2012
Candidate Profile: Bradenton City Council Ward 5: Harold Byrd
Candidate: Harold Byrd
Occupation: Real Estate Associate: Horizon Realty
Education: Florida A & M University College of Law
J.D. - Public Interest Law / Employment Law
St. Petersburg, FL
B.A. Business Management
Harold Byrd has served as City Councilman for Ward 5 since 2008. Byrd has a law degree from Florida A&M and works as a realtor. He is unopposed in his November bid for reelection.
Byrd formerly worked at a community legal clinic as student attorney, specifically assisting the low-income community with various legal problems. As a city council member, he has been a strong voice and advocate for services geared toward low-income residents. He has a strong record of service in the community, including service to the local organizations listed below.
United Way of Manatee County - Member Board of Directors 1991 – 1994
Big Brothers / Big Sisters - Member Board of Directors 1990 – 1994
Manatee Council on Aging - Member Board of Directors 1990 – 1995
St. Paul Baptist Church – Member
Harold E. Byrd, Sr. Educational Foundation - Executive Director 1998
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