Attorney Paulette V. Armstead has worked as a police officer/detective; assistant professor of criminal justice; deputy chief of police for legal affairs; and (currently) as an attorney protecting the rights of children, families, and seniors. In 2016, Armstead made her first run for political office, losing her race for the Florida House of Representatives (D-District 92) by just 718 votes, and she is running again this year. A native of the Sunshine State, Armstead is an active member of the League of Women Voters as well as several Democratic Clubs in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, and serves as the social-justice assistant organizer with BLAST Women of the Palm Beaches. Armstead has an associate degree in business; bachelor in criminal justice; master’s of divinity in theology; and a juris doctor(J.D.) law degree. In addition to her law practice, her community service includes working with Habitat for Humanity, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and MCC Community Food Bank.Armstead was one of the founders of of the Black Women Rise conference.