Debbie Wasserman Schultz

District: 97 -- Democrat

Part of Broward

Committee Membership for 1998 - 2000 Term

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Davie
Occupation:  Regional Director
Child(ren):  Rebecca and Jake
Education:  University of Florida, B.A., Political Science, 1988, Student Government, Student Senate President, Rawlings Hall Area Government (Founder and President), Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary, National Residence Hall Honorary; University of Florida, M.A., Political Science, 1990, Graduate Student Council President, Graduate Assistants United; Graduate Assistant to Senator Lawton Chiles, Certificate in Political Campaigning Graduate Program
Born:  September 27, 1966, Forest Hills, NY
History:  Youngest woman ever elected to the Florida Legislature
Moved to Florida:  1984
Religious Affiliation:  Jewish
Recreational Interest:  bowling, politics, old houses, animals

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 1992, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

Legislative Aide to Florida State Representative Peter Deutsch 1989-1992
Florida Supreme Court Gender Bias Study Implementation Commission 1992-1996
Classrooms First Task Force 1993
Florida Education Facilities Study Committee 1994
House Committee on Higher Education Chair 1994-1996
Florida Distance Learning Network Board of Directors 1995-1997
Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Council 1995-Present
Governor's Commission on Education 1996-1998
South Florida Democratic Caucus Chai


National Safety Council South Florida Chapter Board of Directors
Planned Parenthood of Broward and South Palm Beach Board of Directors
American Jewish Congress, Southeast Region Board of Directors
Flemming Fellows Leadership Institute National Advisory Board
Jewish Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale Young Leadership Council, Secretary 1989-1990
Broward County Young Democrats, Vice President 1991-1992, Secretary 1990-1991
Gwen Cherry Women's Political Caucus Board Member 1992-1997
Westside Regional


National Council of Jewish Women Hannah G. Soloman Award 1998
Florida Student Association Distinguished Service Award 1998
American Jewish Congress, Southeast Region, Distinguished Service Award 1998
Florida Perinatal Association Maternal Child Health Award 1996
Weizmann Institute of Science Woman of Vision 1996
South Florida Business Journal/Price Waterhouse Up and Comer Award 1996
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Rosemary Barkett Award 1995
Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges Distinguished Service Award 1995
Florida Federation of Business & Professional Women Outstanding Legislator of the Year 1994
Metro-Dade Office of Victim Services Award for Dedication and Commitment to Victims' Rights & Services Through Legislation 1994
AMIT Woman of the Year 1994
Broward FTP-NEA Friend of Education Award 1994
Florida League of Cities Quality Floridian Award Summer 1994
Florida Commission on the Status of Women Legislative Contributions Award 1994
named as one of South Florida magazine's "Six Most Unstoppable Women" February 1994
Florida Women's Political Caucus Outstanding Freshman Legislator 1993
Florida Association of Women Lawyers Legislative Service Award 1993
Broward County Young Democrats Trailblazer of the Year 1993
Women's Advocacy Majority Minority (WAMM) Giraffe Award 1993
GUARD Ray Lisanti Memorial Human Rights Award 1993
Florida Association of Community Colleges, Broward Community College Chapter, Outstanding Leadership Award 1993
Dade County Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Advocacy for the Families of Florida 1993
named in Florida Trend magazine as one of 12 future leaders in Florida December 1993