Sunday, May 24, 2015

Representative  Ari Abraham Porth

District 96

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Coral Springs

Occupation:  Prosecutor

Spouse:  Tatyana Porth of St. Petersburg, Russia

Child(ren):  Gabriel Benjamin Porth

Education:  Northeastern University, B.S., 1991; Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1995

Born:  September 25, 1970, Washington, D.C.

Moved to Florida:  1992

Religious Affiliation:  Jewish

Recreational Interest:  cooking, running

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2004, reelected subsequently

Democratic Whip 2004-2006

Broward Legislative Delegation, Chairman 2009, Vice Chair 2008-2009

Other Public Service

Supreme Court Appointee to the Florida Innocence Commission 2010-2012

Former Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator Bob Graham, 1991-1992


Alzheimer's Family Center, Trustee

Best for Broward Babies, Board member

B'nai B'rith Justice Unit, past President

Board of Directors, National Safety Council, South Florida Chapter

Broward County Bar Association member

Children's Home Society, Business Professionals Founding member

Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Advisory Board member

Florida Ocean Science Institute, former Chair

Hatikvah House Board member

Legal Aid of Broward County, For The Public Good Committee

Nova Southeastern University School of Law Alumni Association, member


Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Legislative Advocacy Award 2011

Educate Tomorrow, Legislative Award 2011

The Florida Dental Association, 2011 Dr. Lewis Earle Legislative Service Award

Legal Aid of Broward County, Legislative Award 2009

Broward County Advisory Board for Individuals with Disabilities, Legislator of the Year Award 2008

Broward County PTA, Legislator of the Year 2008

Coalition to End Homelessness, Legislator of the Year Award 2008

Florida Association of School Social Workers, Legislator of the Year Award 2008

Florida Children's Services Council Stepping Up For Children, Legislative Award 2008

Metro 3080 Firefighters Award 2008

MADD Broward Chapter, Appreciation Award for Outstanding Dedication to DUI Legislation 2006

Florida Police Chiefs Association, Legislative Achievement Award 2006

Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, House Leadership Award 2006

Trailblazer of the Year Broward Young Democrats 2005

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