Monday, May 25, 2015

Representative  James W. "Jim" Waldman

District 96

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Coconut Creek

Occupation:  Attorney; General Counsel, Keiser University

Spouse:  Angela

Child(ren):  Jacquelyn, Steven

Education:  University of Connecticut, transferred, 1978; University of Florida, B.S.B.A., Finance, 1980; Nova University Law School, J.D., 1985

Born:  March 21, 1958, Washington, D.C.

Moved to Florida:  1977

Religious Affiliation:  Jewish

Recreational Interest:  golf, SCUBA diving, skiing, traveling

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006, reelected subsequently

Democratic Whip, 2006-2008

Other Public Service

Broward County Resource Recovery Board, Chair, M.P.O. appointed

City of Coconut Creek, Commissioner, Vice Mayor, Mayor

Coconut Creek Planning & Zoning Board, appointed member


Aging and Disability Resource Center's Advisory Council

Broward Young Democrats

Coconut Creek Democratic Club

Coral Springs/Parkland Democratic Club

Dolphin Democratic Club

Margate Democratic Club

National Conference of Legislators from Gaming States, Executive Committee, Committee on Casinos, Committee on State-Federal Relations

Palm-Aire Democratic Club

Tamarac/Sawgrass Democratic Club

Temple Beth Israel, Endowment Fund, Board of Directors

The Florida Bar Association

The Virginia Bar Association

United States Supreme Court

Wynmoor Democratic Club


Florida Association of Counties Exemplary Public Service Award, 2014

Broward County Public Schools, Plaque of Appreciation for Support and Advocacy, 2014

Jewish Federation of Broward, Plaque of Appreciation for Years of Dedicated Service, 2014

Alzheimer’s Family Center, Inc., Honored at 24th Annual AutumnFest Luncheon, 2013

Anti-Defamation League, Certificate of Appreciation, 2012

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Friend of Free Enterprise Award, 2012

Florida League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2011

The Florida Bar, Legislative Award, 2011

United Voices, Bridge Builder Award, 2009

Broward College, Legislative Session Appreciation Award, 2009

Keiser University, Commencement Speaker Appreciation Award, 2009

American Cancer Society, Legislator of the Year, 2008, 2009, 2011

American Heart Association, Learn and Live Award, 2008

Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2008

Healthy Florida Alliance, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2008

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, Friend of FAPSC Award, 2008

American Cancer Society, Legislative Leadership Award, 2007

Florida League of Cities, Defender of Home Rule Award, 2007

Jewish National Fund, Award for Lifelong Commitment to Israel, 1998

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