H. Alexander Duncan
H. Alexander Duncan, a Seminole County native, was born and raised in the rural village of Geneva.
Between his family background and rural upbringing, combined with an excellent public school education, H. Alexander was blessed with the building blocks for an exciting and successful future in public service.
The son of Oscar and Bernice King Duncan, H. Alexander continues to follow in the footsteps of generations of his family.
Mr. Duncan’s great-grandfather was an early Civil Rights pioneer in Central Florida after establishing the family headquarters in Winter Garden in 1920. His advocacy for African-American economic, educational and political pursuits during such times would lead to his eventual lynching in 1936. After many more years of threats of violence, 9 of the then 10 family branches would leave Florida by 1940 - some never to return for generations. H. Alexander’s grandfather would lead the only branch to remain.
He attended Geneva Elementary (amazingly, when it was still a one building brick schoolhousel), Jackson Heights Middle, and graduated from Oviedo High School.
Mostly known for his athletic prowess (he lettered in both football and track as a high school freshman), H. Alexander’s life and promising athletic career changed forever when he suffered a horrific neck injury during a high school football game. After displacing his neck and severing multiple nerves from his spinal column, H. Alexander spent years in rehab learning to write, walk, and use his right arm again.
Mr. Duncan’s injury neither ended his athletic pursuits (he returned to run track with a retrofitted device to control movement of his paralyzed arm) nor his public service endeavors (as he began visiting with and speaking out on behalf of the disabled).
After graduating high school, between 1999—2001, Mr. Duncan attended college and traveled the Caribbean. During this time he helped found a community service organization at Seminole State College.
He would eventually take his first government job in 2002 -— working as a research specialist in the Grants Administration Division of Seminole County Government.
A THRIVING CAREER
In 2004, Mr. Duncan moved to Tallahassee to immerse himself in a city culture of education, politics, government policy, and yes — sports (GO FAMU!). He returned home to Central Florida in 2006.
In 2008, H. Alexander was appointed to both the Board of Directors for the Mullet Lake Water Association and the Florida Election Board. In 2010, Mr. Duncan was again appointed to the Florida Election Board.
Elected in 2012, H. Alexander is the former Vice Chairman of the Seminole Soil & Water Conservation District, and in his elected role Mr. Duncan focused on respect and balance for our natural surroundings and imparting the importance of rural culture and sustainable economic growth in business sectors such as agriculture and ecotourism.
Mr. Duncan's 2012 election victory has been cited by many as an important turning point in regional politics. With his victory, H. Alexander became one of the youngest elected officials in Central Florida, the highest elected African-American in Seminole County and the first Democrat elected county—wide in over a generation.
In 2013, Mr. Duncan would help lead an over 20,000 acre review of Central Florida natural lands and in 2015 was appointed to the Seminole County Development Review Committee.
During the 2016 election, H. Alexander would produce the highest ROI of any political candidate in county history and garnered the most totals votes of any Democrat in county history. Mr. Duncan’s historic victory in 2012 and his near election upset of a Seminole County Republican powerhouse in 2016 has further cemented his political status as a Democratic champion of the Constitution and the will of “We The People”.
"I Am Not A Politician"
Founder of the Central Florida Constitution Day Honors annual ceremony
Founding Member of Sigma Phi Gamma Community Outreach Service at Seminole State College
Founding Member of Save Rural Seminole County
Former President of the Mullet Lake Water Association
Open Government Advocate
Seminole County Government Employee [Grants Research Division]
Florida Election Board Member (2008)
Florida Election Board Member (2010)
Elected to the Seminole Soil & Water Conservation District (2012-2016)
Seminole County Development Review Committee Board Member (2015—2016)
Oviedo High School Graduate
Seminole County Community Law Enforcement Academy Graduate
City of Sanford Citizens Academy Graduate
Seminole County Fire Department Citizens Academy Graduate
Oviedo Citizens In Action / Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ’I Have A Dream’ Award Winner