About Victoria Siplin
“Coming to America as an orphan, I learned at a very early age that life is not always easy. Growing up poor, I found inspiration in my family and faith to improve the quality of life for ALL people.”
Victoria Siplin was born in Nassau, Bahamas to Haitian parents in 1974. After the sudden death of her mother and the abandonment of her father, Victoria became an orphan at the tender age of 3 and was sent to live with an aunt in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Victoria attended Indian River State College and graduated with honors from Dillard High School in 1992; Victoria is a former “Miss Dillard.”
Victoria’s commitment to service was demonstrated as a Senate Page (1991) for Senator Carrie P. Meek, the first African-American ever elected to the Florida Senate (1979), and the first African-American to serve since Reconstruction; and, Senator Arnett E. Girardeau, the first African-American man elected to the Florida Senate (1992). Victoria also served as a mentor to low-income students in Broward County.
Victoria has been an Entrepreneur since 1998. Victoria also is a consultant, community organizer, and a fund-raiser for non-profit organizations that focus on transforming the lives of children and adults in a caring, fair, and safe environment. Victoria further serves a general manager and paralegal at Siplin Law, PA, located in the Pine Hills community. Her volunteering services include Palmetto Elementary PTA President, West Oak Elementary PTA Treasurer; community outreach programs such as the Annual School Supply Giveaway (14 years), Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway (11 years), Miss Haiti South Florida Scholarship Founder; and, workshops on Restoration of Rights, and Immigration. Victoria’s memberships include New Covenant Baptist Church, National Congress of Black Women, Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association, Junior League of Greater Orlando, and the NAACP.
Victoria is the wife of State Senator Gary Siplin (2000-2012), and the mother of two boys, Joshua and Jacob, who attend public school and Gary Jr. and Angelika by marriage. The Siplins reside in Orlando, Florida.
In brief, Victoria believes that PROGRESS to improve the quality of life for ALL people includes a commitment to service, education, job creation, being humble to the “Golden Rule”, integrity, and life-long learning experiences. Such beliefs support her commitment to be an advocate for equality and justice for ALL people, including the people of Orange County Commission, District 6.
Events and Workshop Involvement
- Annual School Supply Giveaway
- Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway
- Annual Labor Day Picnic
- Three Kings Toy Giveaway
- Annual Golf Program Scholarship
- Annual Vow of Purity Program Scholarship
- Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops
- Job Fair at the Convention Center
- Vigil for Haitian Earthquake Victims
- Unity in the Community to Save Our Youth
- Immigration Workshops
Countdown is on….
Early Voting: August 17-26, 2018
Primary Election: August 28, 2018
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