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Dianne is a wife and mother, a native of Gadsden County and a long-time resident of Leon County. She is seeking to serve all residents of the City of Tallahassee as the City Commissioner for Seat 5.
Born and raised in Quincy, Dianne registered as a member of the Democratic Party in 1981. Her high school government teacher at James A. Shanks High School (Mr. Carl Daniels) instilled in Dianne the importance of being active in the political process not only as a voter, but as a participant in helping others become informed. Mr. Daniel’s influence has led to 36 years of loyalty to the Democratic Party, serving on campaign committees and being an outspoken leader for causes in her local community.
Dianne has been instrumental in her service to the Democratic Party of Florida, She has served as Public Relations Chair for the Leon County Democratic Executive Committee, President of the Capital City Democratic Women's Club (DWC) and Region 1 Chair for the Democratic Women's of Florida which included DWC Clubs in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties. Dianne currently serves as Precinct Committeewoman for the Indianhead-Leigh Subdivision within the Democratic Executive Committee.
As a teen-aged mother, she completed high school with honors in 1981 and enrolled into Florida A&M University where she graduated with honors and a B.S. Degree in Data Processing Technology. She and her high school sweetheart and husband of 32 years, Thomas “Tommy” Cox raised three sons who attended schools in both Leon and Gadsden Counties. Dianne has been active on her School Advisory Councils, Parent Teacher Student Organizations, Parent Teacher Associations and Athletic Booster groups. Dianne also held positions on local boards such as the Capital Area Action Agency, the Bethel Empowerment Foundation and The Ivy Connection, Incorporated. Dianne serves as Chairman of the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. Most recently she formed Southside United Citizens Action Alliance to bring citizens together to identify and educate on issues and potential solutions for the Southside of Tallahassee. She is a strong advocate for education and eradicating poverty, using education to boost the livelihood of all people.
Dianne began her work career as a software developer with General Motors in Detroit, Michigan and later joined the government defense contractor, Harris Government Systems in Melbourne, Florida. She worked for the State of Florida for 19 years and for many agencies including the Departments of Children and Families, Education, Management Services, Employment Opportunity, Revenue, Office of Insurance Regulation, and Florida Legislature Revenue. Dianne has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Florida A&M University. She has worked in the private sector internationally. Dianne has been an advocate of small business small business and she is the owner of DWC Management Consulting Services. Dianne currently serves as the Accountability and Compliance Officer for Voices for Florida.
A servant leader at heart, Dianne has served as Past President of the Tau Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in Quincy and Past President of the Chi Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in Tallahassee. She is President of Capital Park Baseball for 13-14-year olds and serves on several ministries at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, in Tallahassee.
This wife, mother of three adult sons, grandmother of six children, 1981 graduate of James H. Shanks High School, 1985 graduate of Florida A&M University and holder of a Master’s in Business Administration, humbly seeks your support as the next City Commissioner, City of Tallahassee, Seat 5.