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Representative  Lois J. Frankel

District 85

Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  West Palm Beach

Occupation:  Trial Attorney

Child(ren):  Benjamin Frankel Lubin

Education:  Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1970, Phi Beta Kappa, Student Body Vice President; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1973, Criminal Law Review Editor

Born:  May 16, 1948, New York City, NY



Moved to Florida:  1974

Religious Affiliation:  Temple Beth El

Recreational Interest:  painting, golf

Legislative Service

House of Representatives 1986-1992

AIDS Task Force Chair 1986-1990

Majority Whip, Human Resources Development 1988-1990

Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments, Human Resources Committee, alternate member

Health and Rehabilitative Services Chair 1990-1992

National Conference of State Legislatures Children & Family Services Committee

elected to the House in 1994, reelected subsequently

House Select Committee on Child Abuse & Neglect, Chair 1994-1996

Family Law & Children C

Other Public Service

Take Stock in Children

Palm Beach County American Cancer Society Board of Directors

Palm Beach County Jewish Family and Children's Services, Director

Domestic Assault Shelter Founder

Governor Chiles Red Ribbon Panel on AIDS Chair 1992

The Florida Bar Commission on the Legal Rights of Children


Florida and Palm Beach County Bar Associations

Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County Chapter, past President

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

National Organization for Women

Executive Women of the Palm Beaches

Palm Beach County Women's Chamber of Commerce

Palms West Chamber of Commerce


Georgetown University Law Center, Criminal Law Review Editor

Central Florida AFL-CIO, Legislator of the Year 2000

Weizmann Institute of Science, Women of Vision Honoree 2000

The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Legislative Leadership Award 2000

Palm Beach Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Citizen of the Year 1999

Florida School Board Association, Legislator of the Year 1998

Florida Association of District School Superintendents, Legislator of the Year 1998

Jewish Family & Children Services, Advocate of the Year 1998

American Jewish Congress, Distinguished Civic Achievement Award 1997

Florida AHEC Network Award, 1997

Florida Chapter National Association of Social Workers, Legislator of Excellence 1997

Florida Children's Forum, Children's Day Award 1995 & 1996

American Heart Association Award 1995

American Cancer Society Rookie of the Year Award 1994

American Lung Association Political Courage Award 1992

American Heart Association 1992

Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Leadership Award 1991

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner's Award for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 1991

Child Care Connection Child Advocate of the Year 1990

Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women Outstanding Legislator Award 1990

Florida Student Nursing Association First Legislative Award 1990

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Outstanding Legislator Award 1990

The Florida Children's Forum Annual Legislative Award 1990

The Children's Home Society Child Advocate of the Year 1989

ARC/Florida Brotherhood Award 1989

Southern Coastal Division, R. David Thomas Child Advocate of the Year Award 1989

Weizmann Institute of Science 1989

Florida Brotherhood Award 1989

Child Advocate of the Year 1989

National Association of Social Workers Citizen of the Year 1989

Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award 1988

South Florida Business Journal-Price Waterhouse Up & Comers Government Award 1988

Allen Morris Most Promising Freshman Award 1988

Academy of Flori

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