Penny Walker Bos is the new executive director of the League of Women Voters of Florida.
Bos, a 32-year veteran of Florida politics, will handle all activities and advocacy of the state’s largest civic engagement organization. She will work with the LWVF State Board on significant public policy issues.
Bos’ political career began in 1983 as a legislative aide, later serving as a lobbyist, public information officer for the Senate Reapportionment Committee, and senior policy analyst for the Joint Legislative Committee on Juvenile Justice. During her tenure, she has advocated a broad range of issues: welfare reform, Everglades’ restoration, food insecurity, health care, developmental disabilities, food stamp fraud, higher education, and vocational rehabilitation.
“The League has always been a leader in starting the conversation,” Bos said in a statement, “whether that is through voter registration tables at community events across Florida or on the steps of the Capitol during the legislative session.”
Bos offers the “determination and skills the League values during these demanding times,” said LWVF State President Pamela Goodman.
Bos is based in Tallahassee, where she lives with her husband and two sons.
Chartered in 1939, the League of Women Voters of Florida encourages informed and active participation in government with the goal to make democracy work for all citizens.