Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator Nan Rich (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Nan Rich
District Address:
777 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway
Sunrise, FL 33325-6256
(954) 747-7933

Capitol Address:
228 Senate Office Bldg.
404 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5103
political profile
  • Senate District:34
  • First Elected:2004
  • Terms Out:2012
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Broward,Miami-Dade
  • District Information:view district 34 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2004, reelected subsequently
    Minority (Democratic) Leader, 2010-2012
    Minority (Democratic) Policy Chair, 2006-2008
    House of Representatives, 2000-2004
  • Born:February 9, 1942, New York, NY
  • Moved to Florida:1951
  • Religious Affiliation:Jewish
  • Education:Attended University of Florida, 1959-1961
  • Occupation:Legislator
  • Spouse:David Rich
  • Children:Laurie Rich Levinson, Larry, Marcie, Jennifer
  • Grandchildren:Daniel, Robert, Hannah
  • Affiliations:Kids In Distress, 2001-present
    Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Vice Chair, 2000-2001
    National Council of Jewish Women, National President, 1996-1999
    Florida Association of Jewish Federations, Government Affairs Committee, Chair, 1989-1999
    HIPPY-USA (Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters), President 1991-1994
    Resourcemobile, President, 1990-1992
    CHARLEE, President, 1985-1987
  • Highlights:Claude Pepper Memorial Award for Public Service, 2011
    Broward County Council PTA, Legislator of the Year Award, 2011
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Exemplary achievements in promoting highway safety, 2010
    Jewish Federation of Broward County, the State Impact Award Southeast Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 2009
    Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009
    American Cancer Society, the Legislative Award, 2009
    Department of Children and Families, Outstanding Community Partner Award, 2009
    AAA, Legislator of the Year award, 2009
    Florida HIPPY, the Florida HIPPY Champion, 2008
    Florida Developmental Disabilities Counsels, Outstanding Legislator Award, 2007
    Florida Guardian ad Litem Association, Legislative Voice for Children Award, 2007
    Children's Trust of Miami-Dade, Public Policy Excellence Award, 2007
    March of Dimes, Woman of Distinction Award, 2007
    Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, Legislator of the Year, 2007
    Florida Children's Services Councils, Legislative Award, 2007
    American Diabetes Association, Valor Award, 2007
    Broward Healthy Start, Legislative Child Advocate of the Year, 2007
    Florida Council on Aging, Advocacy Award, 2007
    Broward Children's Center, Child Advocate Award, 2007
    Florida Children's First, Legislative Advocate of the Year, 2006
    Broward Sheriff's Office, Champion for Children Award, 2005
    Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Outstanding Legislator, 2005
    United Way of Miami-Dade, Public Service Leadership Award, 2005
    Health Choice Network, Jessie Trice Heroes Award, 2005
    Broward County, Women's Hall of Fame, 2003
    Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Mother of the Year Award, 2003
    Broward County, Legal Aid "For the Public Good" Award, 2002
    Family Central, Child Advocate of the Year Award 2000
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Woman of Vision Award 2000
    NCCJ, Silver Medallion Award 1998
    State of Florida, Heartland Award and Florida's Finest Award, 1996
    Association of Social Workers of Broward County, Citizen of the Year, 1995
    Save the Children U.S., Champions of Children Award, 1993
  • Former Service:United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Board Member 1999-2003
    Broward County, Children's Services Board, Chair 1999-2000, Board Member 1992-present
    Broward County School Readiness, Chair, 1999-2000
    Broward County, Health & Human Services Board, Chair 1995-1997
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