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Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Biography

Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 23, Democratic

Contact Information

19200 West Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180

777 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33325

1114 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: Steve; 3 Children: Rebecca, Jake, Shelby

Birth Date:

09/27/1966

Birth Place:

Long Island, NY

Home City:

Weston, FL

Religion:

Jewish

MA, Political Science, University of Florida, 1990

BA, Political Science, University of Florida, 1988

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 23, 2013-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 23, 2018

Chair, Democratic National Committee, 2011-2016

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 20, 2005-2013

Chief Deputy Whip, United States House of Representatives, 2006-2008

Senior Whip, United States House of Representatives, 2005-2006

Senator, Florida State Senate, 2001-2004

Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, 1992-2000

Democratic Leader Pro Tempore, Florida State House of Representatives, 2000

Democratic Floor Leader, Florida State House of Representatives, 1998-1999

Member, Animal Protection Caucus, present

Member, Anti-Bullying Caucus, present

Member, Cancer Caucus, present

Member, Creative Rights Caucus, present

Member, Cuba Democracy Caucus, present

Co-Chair, E-Tech Caucus, present

Member, Everglades Caucus, present

Member, Florida Ports Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Global WIN, present

Co-Chair, Kids Safety Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus, present

Member, LGBT Equality Caucus, present

Member, National Service Congressional Caucus, present

Member, PORTS Caucus, present

Member, Rare Disease Congressional Caucus, present

Former Member, Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Legislative Branch Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Chair, South Florida Democratic Caucus

Former Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, United States House of Representatives

Vice President, Women's Political Caucus, Gwen Cherry Chapter

Co-Chair, Policy Committee, Senate Democratic Caucus, 2002-2004

Member, Florida Education Facilities Study Committee, 1994

Adjunct Instructor, Political Science, Broward Community College

Specialist, Public Policy Curriculum, Nova Southeastern University

Legislative Aide, Peter Deutsch, Florida State House of Representatives, 1989-1992

Vice Chair, Democratic Party, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, present

Member, Democratic Women's Working Group, present

Member, American Jewish Committee

Board Member, American Jewish Congress Southeast Region

Member, Broward National Organization for Women, South Palm Beach County

Member, Florida Supreme Court Gender Bias Study Implementation Commission

Member, Hadassah

Secretary, Hawkes Bluff Panel and Homeowner's Association

Member, Miramar Chamber of Commerce

Member, National Council of Jewish Women

Board Member, National Jewish Democratic Council

Board Member, National Safety Council, South Florida Chapter

Member, Pembroke Pines Chamber of Congress

Former Board Member, Planned Parenthood, Broward County

Former Board Member, Planned Parenthood, South Palm Beach County

Member, Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Council

Member, Weston Chamber of Commerce

Board Member, Westside Regional Medical Center

Member, Governor's Commission on Education, 1996-1998

Board Member, Florida Distance Learning Network, 1995-1997

Member, Classrooms First Task Force, 1993

Secretary, Broward County Young Democrats, 1990-1992

Vice President, Broward County Young Democrats, 1990-1992

Secretary, Young Leadership Council, Jewish Federation, Greater Fort Lauderdale, 1989-1990

Astrological Sign:

Libra

Favorite Book:

Profiles in Courage

Favorite Musician:

James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett

Favorite Quote:

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."
-FDR

Favorite TV Shows:

West Wing

Hobbies or Special Talents:

spending time with her kids, leading her Girl Scout troop, scrapbooking, watching movies and eating popcorn

Pets (include names):

Multiple Dogs, 1 Cat

Publications:

For the Next Generation

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