Mrs. Betty S. Holzendorf

Betty Holzendorf served as a member of the Florida Legislature representing constituents of five Northeast Florida counties: Alachua, Clay, Duval, Putnum, and St. Johns. Her legislative tenure includes 10 years as a state senator and four years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives. She also served as Democratic Leader Pro-Tempore; Chairperson, Florida Conference of Black Legislators; and Chairperson, Duval Legislative.

Before her legislative career, Holzendorf returned to Edward Waters College to serve as chairperson of the Science Department and Director of Institutional Research. She then went on to the City of Jacksonville where she served in the Office of the Mayor as the Affirmative Action Officer. Other accomplishments include serving as the Mayor's Legislative Liaison, and in positions of Equal Employment Opportunity offices with the City of Jacksonville and the Department of Transportation.

Mrs. Holzendorf graduated from Edward Waters College with her Bachelor of Science degree, and then obtained her Master of Science in Bio-Chemistry from Atlanta University and a Master of Education in Administration from the University of North Florida.

She is a member of and held leadership positions in organizations that include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, WJCT Board of Directors, NAACP, The Jacksonville Children's Commission, The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Shands Hospital Community Advisory Committee, and a number of other organizations. She is a dedicated member of St. Stephen's A.M.E. Church.