Florida League of Cities honors Sen. Bradley


Published: Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 6:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 6:12 p.m.

State Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, has been honored with the Florida League of Cities’ 2013 Defender of Home Rule Award in recognition of his tireless efforts to advance the League’s legislative agenda and protect the home rule powers of Florida’s cities during the 2013 legislative session. Bradley was honored during the League’s 87th Annual Conference held recently in Orlando.

Recipients of the Defender of Home Rule Award are legislators who consistently voted and advocated on behalf of the League and its members.

Bradley was elected to the Florida Senate in 2012 and previously served as a commissioner for Clay County, special magistrate for the City of Green Cove Springs and an assistant state attorney in Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in city, county and local government law. Founded in 1922, the Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments.

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Michael R. Perfit, professor in the University of Florida’s Department of Geological Sciences, has been named to the 2013 2013 class of Fellows by the American Geophysical Union, or AGU. He will be recognized during the Honors Tribute at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting to be held in December in San Francisco.

Established in 1962, the Fellows program is a special tribute for those scientists who have made exceptional scientific contributions and have attained acknowledged eminence in the fields of Earth and space science. Perfit, who is one of only 62 Fellows chosen this year and the only one from the state of Florida, joins two UF Geological Sciences faculty members also named AGU Fellows: Emeritus Professor Neil D. Opdyke in 1976 and Distinguished Professor James E.T. Channell in 1998.

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