Legislator Profile

Former Florida Representative James W. Waldman (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
James W. Waldman
District Address:
4800 West Copans Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33063-3879
(954) 956-5600

Capitol Address:
212 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
(850) 717-5096
political profile
  • House District:96
  • First Elected:2006
  • Terms Out:2014
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Broward
  • District Information:view district 96 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006, reelected subsequently
    Democratic Whip, 2006-2008
  • Born:March 21, 1958, Washington, D.C.
  • Moved to Florida:1977
  • Religious Affiliation:Jewish
  • Education:University of Connecticut, transferred, 1978;
    University of Florida, B.S.B.A., Finance, 1980;
    Nova University Law School, J.D., 1985
  • Occupation:Attorney, General Counsel Keiser University
  • Spouse:Angela Saporito
  • Children:Jacquelyn, Steven
  • Affiliations:Aging and Disability Resource Center's Advisory Council
    Broward Young Democrats
    Coconut Creek Democratic Club
    Coral Springs/Parkland Democratic Club
    Dolphin Democratic Club
    Margate Democratic Club
    National Conference of Legislators from Gaming States, Executive Committee, Committee on Casinos, Committee on State-Federal Relations
    Palm-Aire Democratic Club
    Tamarac/Sawgrass Democratic Club
    Temple Beth Israel, Endowment Fund, Board of Directors
    The Florida Bar Association
    The Virginia Bar Association
    United States Supreme Court
    Wynmoor Democratic Club
  • Highlights:Anti-Defamation League, Certificate of Appreciation, 2012
    American Cancer Society, Legislator of the Year, 2008, 2009, 2011
    Florida League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2011
    The Florida Bar, Legislative Award, 2011
    American Heart Association, Learn and Live Award, 2008
    American Cancer Society, Legislative Leadership Award, 2007
    Florida League of Cities, Defender of Home Rule Award, 2007
    Jewish National League, Award for Lifelong Commitment to Israel, 1998
  • Former Service:Broward County Resource Recovery Board, Chair, M.P.O. appointed
    City of Coconut Creek, Commissioner, Vice Mayor, Mayor
    Coconut Creek Planning & Zoning Board, appointed member
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