Lori Berman

District: 90 -- Democrat

Part of Palm Beach

Committee Membership for 2016 - 2018 Term

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Lantana
Occupation:  Attorney
Spouse:  Jeffrey Ganeles of Plainview, New York
Child(ren):  Caryn Ganeles, Steven Ganeles
Education:  Tufts University, BA, 1980; George Washington University Law School, JD, 1983, magna cum laude; University of Miami Law School, LLM, Estate Planning, 2002
Born:  June 27, New York, NY
Moved to Florida:  1958
Religious Affiliation:  Jewish
Recreational Interest:  reading, skiing, tennis, travel

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010, reelected subsequently
Democratic Deputy Whip, 2012-2014
Democratic Floor Leader, 2016-2018

Other Public Services

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation, Vice Chair, 2013-2014, Chair, 2014-2015
Women's Legislative Caucus, Chair, 2013-2014


America Israel Public Affairs Committee, Washington Club
B'nai Torah Congregation
Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce
Democratic Club of Greater Boynton Beach
Democratic Women's Club
Emily's List
Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Florida Bar Association
John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Board of Trustees member
Lake Worth West Democratic Club
Leadership Boca
National Organization for Women
Palm Beach County Women's Chamber of Commerce
Pine Crest Preparatory School, Column's Society
Ruth's List
South Palm Beach County Jewish Federation Women's Division, board member
Spanish River PTSA
The Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce
United South County Democratic Club
Sun-Sentinel, Boca Raton Blogger, 2007-2009


American Society of Interior Designers, Certificate of Appreciation
Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Certificate of Appreciation
Interior Design Associations Foundation and Bakehouse Art Complex, Certificate of Appreciation
AAUW Florida, Certificate of Appreciation, Fair Pay, Fair Play Panel Discussion, 2016
Florida Dental Association, Legislative Service Award, 2016
Palm Beach County National Organization for Women, Alice Paul Award, 2016
Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes – named as Champion of Florida's Middle Class, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
The Rotary Club of Lake Worth, Certificate of Appreciation, 2014, 2016
Florida Association of Counties, County Champion Award, 2015
Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation, Appreciation Award, 2015
Florida League of Cities, Inc., Legislative Appreciation Award, 2014
Florida Solar Energy Industries Association, Solar Champion Award, 2014
Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2011, 2014 (University of Miami)
Palm Beach County, National Organization of Women, Susan B. Anthony, Feminist of the Year Award, 2014
Prime Time Palm Beach County Community Engagement & Supports Advocacy Award, 2014
The Haven Campus, Dedication of the Genesis Cottage, 2014
Workforce One and Connections, Appreciation Award, 2014
Democratic Women's Club of Florida, Legislative Advocacy Award, 2013
First Annual National Women's Political Caucus, Legislator of the Year, 2013
Florida Dental Association, Champion for Dentistry, 2013
Palm Beach County National Organization for Women, Special Honor Award, Gender Equality Advocate, 2013
Junior League of the Palm Beaches, Friend of the League Award, 2012
Rusty Gordon GLBTA Democratic Caucus, Support and Commitment to Equality, 2012
Florida Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, Florida House of Representatives Honor Roll, 2011
Florida Library Association, Outstanding Support of Florida Libraries for the 2011 Session
Future Leaders Conference Panel, Associated Industries of Florida Annual Conference, August 2011

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