Scott Herman took over Florida’s oldest LGBT political club last year and the results speak for themselves.

“Under my leadership, the Dolphins have increased membership, improved diversity and become a fully functional and relevant organization,” said Herman, President of the Dolphin Democrats.

Herman, 46, arrived in Broward County 12 years ago from North Carolina. A disabled U.S. Army combat veteran, Herman is no stranger to politics. He ran for the Florida House of the Representatives twice – once as a Republican and more recently as a Democrat. Herman credits former Vice President Joe Biden with motivating his changing of party.

“When the Vice President came out for marriage equality and Republicans banned it from their party platform that was it for me,” said Herman, in an interview with SFGN from the Dolphins’ second-floor office inside Pride Center at Equality Park.

Herman married his husband, Cale Choi, in 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. Choi is an airline pilot. Herman is also a pilot. He was disabled as the result of his service in Operation Iraqi Freedom, when his helicopter was shot down and Herman was exposed to nerve gas.

Still keeping a busy schedule, Herman serves on various veteran’s committees and boards in Miami, Oakland Park  and Wilton Manors.

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