Katie Edwards-Walpole

District: 98 -- Democrat

Part of Broward

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Plantation
Occupation:  Attorney
Spouse:  Brad Walpole
Child(ren):  Alyssa Walpole
Education:  Clemson University, BS, Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2002; Florida International University, JD, 2012
Born:  Fort Lauderdale, FL
History:  Bruce Edwards, father, Plantation City Councilman, 1997-2005; Ted Edwards, uncle, Orange County Commissioner, 1996-2004, 2010-present; Dr. Charles Edwards, great-cousin, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner, appointed by President Richard M. Nixon, 1969-1973, and later Assistant Secretary of Health in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1975
Religious Affiliation:  Jewish

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

City of Plantation Planning and Zoning Board, 2011-2012

Affiliations

Broward County Farm Bureau
Davie Democratic Club
Greater Plantation Chamber of Commerce
Hadassah
Les Dames d'Escoffier
Old Davie School Historical Museum
Plantation Democratic Club
Soroptimist International Club of Davie
St. Thomas Aquinas High School Alumni Association
Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El
West Broward Democratic Club

Highlights

Florida Association of Community Developers, Legislative Champion Award, 2016
Florida Association of Community Developers, Legislator of the Year, 2016
Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Champion for Agriculture, 2013, 2016
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Legislator of the Year, 2016
Project STABLE, Annual Dinner Honoree, 2016
Soref Jewish Community Center, Humanitarian of the Year, 2016
Farm Share Hunger Champion Award, 2013-2014
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Linda C. Cox Champion of Justice Award, 2013, 2014
Broward County Farm Bureau, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2013
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Legislative Champion, 2013
Florida Health Care Association, Champion for the Elderly, 2013
Florida Smart Justice Alliance Annual Legislative Advocate, 2013
City of Homestead, Certificate of Appreciation, November 2009
Commissioner Katy Sorenson, Proclamation of Katie Edwards Day, November 2009
Florida House Representative Dwight Bullard, Certificate of Appreciation, November 2009
Miami-Dade County Farmworker Jobs and Education Project Award, November 2009
Dade County Farm Bureau Hall of Honor, April 2008
Florida Senator Larcenia Bullard, Tribute, April 2008
United States House of Representatives, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, recognition, tribute from the floor, and a flag flown over the Capitol, April 2007
American Agri-Women LEAVEN Award, President's Award, November 2006
Florida House of Representatives, Representative Juan Zapata, Tribute, January 2005
Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce's Agriculturist of the Year, January 2005
Miami-Dade County Commission, Proclamation, February 2005

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