Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Representative  Elaine J. Schwartz

District 99

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Hollywood

Occupation:  Attorney, Law Offices of Elaine J. Schwartz

Spouse:  Martin Schwartz of Brooklyn, New York

Child(ren):  Dennis "Dovid Zechariah", Deborah, Alison

Grandchild(ren):  Jacob Samuel "Jake" Nemes, Maximillian Moroch "Max" Geller, Yehuda Schwartz, Alexandra Myriam "Lexi" Nemes

Education:  Hofstra University, B.A., History, 1960-1964; New York University School of Law, J.D., 1965-1968

Born:  April 13, 1943, New York, NY

Moved to Florida:  1980

Religious Affiliation:  Jewish

Recreational Interest:  chatting, playing the piano, quilting, reading

Legislative Service

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

Democratic Whip, 2006-2008

Other Public Service

City of Hollywood, Assistant City Attorney

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Attorney

Hollywood Housing Authority, Vice Chair and Commissioner

Long Term Care Ombudsman Council, Attorney/Advocate


Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys

Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Real Property Committee

Broward County Bar Association, past Chair-Elder Law Section

Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Hollywood

Hills Democratic Club, President, 1998-present

Hollywood Sun-Tattler, People Columnist

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

National Council of Jewish Women, President-Hollywood Section, Florida State Public Affairs Network, Chair

Share-A-Meal Homeless Feeding Program, member, co-founder

Temple Solel, Board of Directors, President-Sisterhood, 1988-1991, current member

The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section and The Florida Bar Elder Law Section

Greater Hollywood Task Force on the Homeless, Vice Chair 1994-1995, past member

Member of the Bars of Florida, 1982 and New York, 1969

Stirling Elementary School PTA, Chair - Protection & Safety, past member


National Women's Political Caucus of Florida, Gwen Cherry Conqueror Award, 2014

Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes, Champions of Florida's Middle Class Award, 2011-2014

Florida Dental Association, Legislative Service Award, 2013

The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Legislator of the Year, 2013

The Florida Bar, Legislative Award, 2011

Community Enhancement Collaboration, Public Servant of the Year Award, 2010-2011

Florida Health Care Association, Friend of the Elderly Award, 2010

American Cancer Society, Legislative Award, 2008, 2009

Broward County Women's Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2009

American Cancer Society, Florida Chapter, Legislative Service Award, 2008

American Jewish Congress, Civic Leader of the Year Award, 2008

Florida Council On Aging, Outstanding Legislative Service Award, 2008

The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Member of the Year, 2008

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