Eleanor Sobel

District: 99 -- Democrat

Part of Broward

Committee Membership for 2004 - 2006 Term

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Hollywood
Occupation:  President, Emrelle Preventive Skin Care Company, community activist, former school teacher
Spouse:  Stuart A. "Stu" Sobel, M.D. of Brooklyn, New York
Child(ren):  Emily, Rachel
Education:  Brooklyn College, B.A., History, 1967; City University of New York, M.A., 1968; Columbia University, M.A., 1975; Foreign Policy Institute for State Legislators in Washington, D.C.; Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Certificate in Leadership for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, 2003
Born:  February 11, 1946, Brooklyn, NY
History:  Barry Finegold, nephew, is currently the youngest State Representative in Massachusetts
Moved to Florida:  1976
Religious Affiliation:  Jewish
Recreational Interest:  attending cultural events, traveling, walking her dog, working out

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 1998, reelected subsequently
Democratic Rules and Calendar Council Lead 2004-2006
Florida Legislative Women's Caucus, Chair 2004-present
National Conference of State Legislatures, 2004-2006
Speaker appointment to National Health Care Committee

Other Public Services

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Board of Directors 2004-present, Honorary Chair 2004
Hollywood Economic Growth Corporation Representative 1997-1998
Hollywood Vice Mayor, Commissioner 1992-1998
Tri-County Regional Transportation Organization 1998
Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization, Chair 1995-1997


Hills Democratic Club 1987-present, President 1996-1999
Hollywood Art & Culture Center 1994-present, Board Member 1998
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Travel and Tourism Committee, Founding Member 1991-present
Oaks Condominium Association 1987-present, President 1998
Police Athletic League (PAL) of Hollywood, Florida, Board of Directors 1992-present
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation for America Florida Chapter, Board of Directors 2004-2006
Broward League of Cities, Alternate Delegate 1993-1998
National League of Cities, Alternate Voting Delegate 1993-1998
State Public Affairs Chair 1990-1992
National Council of Jewish Women, President Hollywood Section 1988-1990


Advocacy Award, Florida Council on Aging 2006
Legislative Hero Award, SEIU Florida Healthcare Union 2006
Legislator of the Year, Broward County Firefighters 2006
Legislator of the Year Award, Florida Society of Dermatology 2006
Women of Valor Award, Temple Solel 2006
Art and Education Community Leadership Award, South Florida Ballet Theater 2005
Community Hero, Boys & Girls Club of Broward County 2005
Community Service Award, Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance (FAHPERD) 2005
Dedication and Naming "State Representative Eleanor Sobel Softball Field" Hollywood Hills High School 2005
Leadership Award, United Jewish Community of Broward County 2005
Legislative Leadership Award, Area Agency on Aging of Broward County 2005
Outstanding Legislator Award, Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP) 2005
President's Award, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Florida Chapter 2005
TIMES Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Broward Chapter 2005
Best Politician Recognition, Columnist B. Nevins, South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2004
Certificate of Excellence, The National Conference of State Legislatures 2004
Legislator of the Year Award, Florida Medical Association 2004
Friend of Medicine Award, Florida Medical Association 2001, 2003, 2004
Woman of Distinction Award, March of Dimes 2003
Broward County Women's Hall of Fame, Inducted 2002
2002 Legislative Award, American Cancer Society
Legislative Support Award, Broward County Dietetic Association 2002
Legislative Support Award, Florida Dietetic Association 2002
Hispanic Council Award 1998
National Council of Jewish Women Hannah G. Solomon Award 1996
American Jewish Congress Woman of the Year 1995
Easter Seals Leadership Award 1995
Hurricane Andrew Emergency Relief Coordinator 1992

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