Part of a Florida family that settled in the Santa Rosa County area in the early 1800s, Doug Broxson, the youngest of Bart and Annie Gordon Broxson’s eleven children, was born in Pensacola in 1949 at the old Sacred Heart Hospital. Doug grew up at Broxson Station on the Gulf Breeze peninsula.

In 1956, Doug’s father Bart was elected the Sheriff of Santa Rosa County and moved Doug and his family to Milton. Doug grew up in Milton, played football at Milton High School, and graduated in 1967. Doug attended Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri and graduated in 1971.

During his college years, Doug met and married Mary Bernhardt, and after graduating from college, Doug moved his family back to Santa Rosa County where he built a career in real estate, property insurance sales, and investments.

In 2010, Doug was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he has worked diligently to create jobs, reign in government spending, and focus on issues that are important to the residents of Northwest Florida.

Doug and Mary have four children: Julie, Jason, Judd, and Jill, and three grandchildren. He is an active member of Brownsville Assembly of God church, and he spends much of his spare time with his family either fishing or boating or taking part in community functions.



Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
~Ronald Reagan