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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Commissioner Sherry Plymale

Appointed by President

Proposals Introduced

  • P 0011 SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS, Primary, general, and special elections; electors voting in partisan primary elections
    Last Action: 5/11/2018 Died in Style and Drafting, see P 6009
  • P 0025 EDUCATION, State College System
    Last Action: 5/11/2018 Died in Education

Proposals Co-Introduced

  • P 0005 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Rights of accused and of victims; additional rights of victims
    Last Action: 12/4/2017 Withdrawn from further consideration
  • P 0083 EDUCATION, State College System
    Last Action: 5/11/2018 Died in Style and Drafting, see P 6002
  • P 0091 GENERAL PROVISIONS, Natural resources and scenic beauty; prohibition on drilling for oil or natural gas in coastal waters
    Last Action: 5/11/2018 Died in Style and Drafting, see P 6004
  • P 6002 First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities
    Last Action: 5/9/2018 Filed with Secretary of State
  • P 6004 Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces
    Last Action: 5/9/2018 Filed with Secretary of State
  • P 6007 Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers
    Last Action: 5/9/2018 Filed with Secretary of State

Biographical Information

Occupation: Former Chief of Staff, Florida Department of Education; Former Chair, Florida Atlantic Board of Trustees
City: Palm City (Martin County)

Commissioner Sherry Plymale, a political scientist, has dedicated her career to community action and public policy. A resident of Palm City in Martin County since 1974, Commissioner Plymale previously served as the Director of Cabinet and Legislative Affairs and the Chief of Staff of the Florida Department of Education while Frank Brogan was the Commissioner. She also served as Chair of former Commissioner of Education Tom Gallagher’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Education Governance where she was charged with redesigning Florida’s education system and making schools more accountable in terms of outcomes for students.

In 2001, Commissioner Plymale was named to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees by Governor Bush and served for 12 years and as Vice Chair and Chair during the first six years. During this time, she also served on the St. Leo University Board of Trustees, her Alma Mater. After the acquisition of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute by Florida Atlantic University in 2008, she became a member of its Foundation’s Board of Directors where she continues to serve to this day.

Commissioner Plymale initially got her start in local politics as a member of PTA which eventually led to leadership in the Republican Party of Florida as Vice Chair. She has always placed importance on community, county and state activities and has been involved with many professional boards and organizations including the Chamber of Commerce; YMCA Board and its state policy board; School Readiness Coalition; Healthy Kids Corporate Board; State Board of Community Colleges; YMCA National Assembly; Children’s Home Society State Board; Martin County Economic Steering Committee; Martin County Business Development Board; Leadership Martin; and Leadership Florida.

Commissioner Plymale received her bachelor’s degree from St. Leo University and is married to Dr. Tom Plymale, a dentist who recently retired from his General Dentistry practice. They are the proud parents of two successful children and enjoy spending time with their six grandchildren.