Elaine J. Schwartz

District: 99 -- Democrat

Part of Broward

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Hollywood
Occupation:  Attorney, Law Offices of Elaine J. Schwartz
Spouse:  Martin Schwartz of Brooklyn, New York
Child(ren):  Dennis "Dovid Zechariah", Deborah, Alison
Grandchild(ren):  Jacob Samuel "Jake" Nemes, Maximillian Moroch "Max" Geller, Yehuda Schwartz, Alexandra Myriam "Lexi" Nemes
Education:  Hofstra University, B.A., History, 1960-1964; New York University School of Law, J.D., 1965-1968
Born:  April 13, 1943, New York, NY
Moved to Florida:  1980
Religious Affiliation:  Jewish
Recreational Interest:  chatting, playing the piano, quilting, reading

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006, reelected subsequently
Democratic Whip, 2006-2008

Other Public Services

City of Hollywood, Assistant City Attorney
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Attorney
Hollywood Housing Authority, Vice Chair and Commissioner
Long Term Care Ombudsman Council, Attorney/Advocate


Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Real Property Committee
Broward County Bar Association, past Chair-Elder Law Section
Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Hollywood
Hills Democratic Club, President, 1998-present
Hollywood Sun-Tattler, People Columnist
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
National Council of Jewish Women, President-Hollywood Section, Florida State Public Affairs Network, Chair
Share-A-Meal Homeless Feeding Program, member, co-founder
Temple Solel, Board of Directors, President-Sisterhood, 1988-1991, current member
The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section and The Florida Bar Elder Law Section
Greater Hollywood Task Force on the Homeless, Vice Chair 1994-1995, past member
Member of the Bars of Florida, 1982 and New York, 1969
Stirling Elementary School PTA, Chair - Protection & Safety, past member


National Women's Political Caucus of Florida, Gwen Cherry Conqueror Award, 2014
Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes, Champions of Florida's Middle Class Award, 2011-2014
Florida Dental Association, Legislative Service Award, 2013
The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Legislator of the Year, 2013
The Florida Bar, Legislative Award, 2011
Community Enhancement Collaboration, Public Servant of the Year Award, 2010-2011
Florida Health Care Association, Friend of the Elderly Award, 2010
American Cancer Society, Legislative Award, 2008, 2009
Broward County Women's Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2009
American Cancer Society, Florida Chapter, Legislative Service Award, 2008
American Jewish Congress, Civic Leader of the Year Award, 2008
Florida Council On Aging, Outstanding Legislative Service Award, 2008
The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Member of the Year, 2008

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