Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator Eleanor Sobel (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Eleanor Sobel
District Address:
The 'Old' Library, First Floor
2600 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 924-3693

Capitol Address:
410 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5033
political profile
  • Senate District:33
  • First Elected:2008
  • Terms Out:2016
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Broward
  • District Information:Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2008
    House of Representatives, 1998-2006
    Democratic Rules and Calendar Council Lead, 2004-2006
  • Born:February 11, 1946, Brooklyn, New York
  • Moved to Florida:1976
  • Religious Affiliation:Jewish
  • Education:Harvard Kennedy School: Women and Power, 2010
    Foreign Policy Institute for State Legislators, 2006
    Harvard Executive Leadership Program, 2003
    Columbia University, M.A., 1975
    City University of New York, M.A., 1968
    Brooklyn College, B.A., History, 1967
  • Occupation:President, Emrelle Skin Care Ltd.; Civic Activist; Educator
  • Spouse:Stuart A. Sobel of Brooklyn, NY
  • Children:Emily, Rachel
  • Grandchildren:Josie, Rosie, Eli
  • Affiliations:Hills Democratic Club, President, 1996-1999
    Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Member, Board of Directors, 1998-Present
    Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Travel and Tourism Committee, Founding Member, 1991-2006
    Oaks Condominium Association President, 2000-Present
    Police Athletic League (PAL) of Hollywood, Florida, Board of Directors, 1992-2006
    Crohn's and Colitis Foundation for America 11th Annual Pace Setter Walk, Honorary Chair, 2004
    Broward League of Cities, Alternate Delegate, 1993-1998
    National League of Cities, Alternate Voting Delegate, 1993-1998
    National Council of Jewish Women, President, Hollywood Section, 1988-1990, State Public Affairs 1990-1992
  • Highlights:Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Legislator of the Year, 2010
    Florida League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2010
    South Florida Holocaust Documentation and Education Center Appreciation Award, 2010
    March of Dimes, Lawton Chiles Public Affairs Award, 2007
    National Association of School Psychologists-Special Friend of Children, 2007
    Broward County Senior Hall of Fame, 2007
    Planned Parenthood of S. Palm Beach & Broward Counties, Inc., Exceptional Women & Men Award, 2006
    Gracias Award, Hispanic Unity of Florida, 2006
    American Heart Association, Learn and Live Award, 2006
    Florida Council on Aging, Advocacy Award, 2006
    SEIU Florida Healthcare Union, Legislative Hero Award, 2006
    Broward County Firefighters, Legislator of the Year, 2006
    Temple Solel, Women of Valor Award, 2006
    Florida Society of Dermatology, Legislator of the Year Award, 2001, 2006
    Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP), Outstanding Legislator Award, 2005
    South Florida Ballet Theater, Art and Education Community Leadership Award, 2005
    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Broward Chapter, TIMES Award, 2005
    Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance (FAHPERD), Community Service Award, 2005
    Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Florida Chapter, President's Award, 2005
    Dedication and Naming "State Representative Eleanor Sobel Softball Field", Hollywood Hills High School, 2005
    Boys and Girls Club of Broward County, Community Hero, 2005
    Area Agency on Aging of Broward County, Legislative Leadership Award, 2005
    ChildNet, Broward County, Legislative Leadership Award, 2005
    Columnist B. Nevins, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Best Politician Recognition, 2004
    The National Conference of State Legislatures, Certificate of Excellence, 2004
    Florida Department of Children & Families, Child Net Gini-Kids Award, 2004
    Florida Medical Association, Friend of Medicine Award, 2001, 2003, 2004
    Florida Medical Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2004
    March of Dimes, Woman of Distinction Award, 2003
    David Posnack Jewish Community Center, Women of Valor Award, 2003
    American Business Women's Association, Spirit of Excellence Award, 2002
    Broward County Women's Hall of Fame, Inductee 2002
    American Cancer Society, Legislative Award, 2002
    Broward County Dietetic Association, Legislative Support Award, 2002
    Florida Dietetic Association, Legislative Support Award, 2002
    Broward County, Leukemia and Lymphoma Award, 2000
    Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Alumni of the Year Award, 1999
    National Council of Jewish Women, Hannah G. Solomon Award, 1996
    American Jewish Congress, Woman of the Year, 1995
    Broward County Women's Hall of Fame, Nominee
  • Former Service:Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council Board Member, Senate Pres. Appointee, 2010-2014
    Broward County School Board Member, District 1, 2006-2008
    City Commissioner, City of Hollywood, FL, 1992-1998
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