Friday, May 22, 2015

Representative  Lori Berman

District 90

Capitol Office
1003 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: (850) 717-5090

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District Office
Suite 161
2300 High Ridge Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33426-8747
Phone: (561) 374-7850

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Legislative Assistant:
Jennifer Gurland

District Secretary:
Irena Sas

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Lantana

Occupation:  Attorney

Spouse:  Jeffrey Ganeles of Plainview, New York

Child(ren):  Caryn Ganeles, Steven Ganeles

Education:  Tufts University, B.A., 1980; George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1983, magna cum laude; University of Miami Law School, LL.M., Estate Planning, 2002

Born:  June 27, 1958, New York, NY

Moved to Florida:  1958

Religious Affiliation:  Jewish

Recreational Interest:  reading, skiing, tennis, travel

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010, reelected subsequently

Democratic Deputy Whip 2012-2014

Other Public Service

Women's Legislative Caucus, Chair, 2013-present

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation, Vice Chair, 2013-2014, Chair, 2014-2015


America Israel Public Affairs Committee, Washington Club

B'nai Torah Congregation

Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce

Democratic Club of Greater Boynton Beach

Democratic Women's Club

Emily's List

Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Florida Bar Association

Jewish Community Relations Council, P2K committee member

Jewish Women's Foundation, founding Trustee

Lake Worth West Democratic Club

Leadership Boca

National Organization for Women

Palm Beach County Women's Chamber of Commerce

Pine Crest Preparatory School, Column's Society

Ruth's List

South Palm Beach County Jewish Federation Women's Division, board member

Spanish River PTSA

The Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce

United South County Democratic Club

Sun-Sentinel, Boca Raton Blogger, 2007-2009


American Society of Interior Designers, Certificate of Appreciation

Interior Design Associations Foundation and Bakehouse Art Complex, Certificate of Appreciation

Florida League of Cities, Inc., Legislative Appreciation Award, 2014

Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2014 (University of Miami)

Prime Time Palm Beach County Community Engagement & Supports Advocacy Award, 2014

Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes – named as a "Champion of Florida's Middle Class" in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Susan B. Anthony, Palm Beach County, National Organization of Women, Feminist of the Year Award, 2014

Workforce One and Connections, Appreciation Award, 2014

Democratic Women's Club of Florida, Legislative Advocacy Award, 2013

First Annual National Women's Political Caucus, Legislator of the Year, 2013

Florida Dental Association, Champion for Dentistry, 2013

Florida Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, Florida House of Representatives Honor Roll, 2011

Florida Library Association, Outstanding Support of Florida Libraries for the 2011 Session

Future Leaders Conference Panel, Associated Industries of Florida Annual Conference, August 2011

Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2011 (University of Miami)

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