Commission District 3

Mayor Pro-Tem Ronte Harris

Mayor Pro-Tem Ronte Reshard Harris is a native of Quincy, Florida and is a 1998 graduate of James A. Shanks High School and a 2001 Graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Ronte began a career in education with the Gadsden County School District in 2002. He is currently the Music Director at Gadsden County High School.

Ronte is a member of the Gadsden County Classroom Teachers’ Association, a local affiliate of the Florida Education Association.  He was appointed to the Collective Bargaining Committee in 2004 and served as the Chair and Chief Negotiator from 2006-2008 and again in 2012. In September 2013 he was elected President of the Association. In this leadership capacity, he has been instrumental in securing several salary increases over his tenure, improving the working conditions for Gadsden County Teachers. Ronte is a member of the Florida Education Association Governance Board and Membership Development/ Internal Organizing Committee.

Ronte’s other professional affiliations include National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers. He is a past member of the National Association for Music Education, Florida Music Educators’ Association, and  Florida Bandmasters Association.

Ronte is a member of the Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Quincy, Florida where he serves as Trustee and Director of Music. He is also a member of the FAMU National Alumni Association, Gadsden County Chapter and Gadsden County Chapter of the NAACP and a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Tallahassee Alumni Chapter.

Ronte was elected to the City Commission in April 2018 to represent Quincy’s District 3. He ran on the idea that Quincy can be a place where its citizens can live a life with various opportunities for self and family-improvement and economic growth.

Ronte is the father of two children, Ryan Reshard and Harmony Reign.

Mayor Pro-Tem Ronte Harris
404 West Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351
Phone: (850) 618-1884