Lois J. Frankel

District: 85 -- Democrat

Part of Palm Beach

Committee Membership for 1998 - 2000 Term

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 Services

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