Legislator Profile

Former Florida Representative Ari Porth (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Ari Porth
District Address:
1300 Coral Springs Drive
Coral Springs, FL   33071-4246
Phone: (954) 346-2810

Capitol Address:
402 S. Monroe St.
405 House Office Bldg.
Tallahassee, FL   32399-1300
Phone: (850) 488-2124
political profile
  • House District:96
  • First Elected:2004
  • Terms Out:2012
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Broward
  • District Information:view district 96 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the House in 2004, reelected subsequently
    Democratic Whip 2004-2006
    Broward Legislative Delegation, Chairman 2009, Vice Chair 2008-2009
  • Born:September 25, 1970, Washington, D.C.
  • Moved to Florida:1992
  • Religious Affiliation:Jewish
  • Education:Northeastern University, B.S., 1991;
    Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1995
  • Occupation:Prosecutor
  • Spouse:Tatyana Porth, of St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Children:Gabriel Benjamin Porth
  • Affiliations:Alzheimer's Family Center, Trustee
    Best for Broward Babies, Board member
    B'nai B'rith Justice Unit, past President
    Board of Directors, National Safety Council, South Florida Chapter
    Broward County Bar Association member
    Children's Home Society, Business Professionals Founding member
    Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Advisory Board member
    Florida Ocean Science Institute, former Chair
    Hatikvah House Board member
    Legal Aid of Broward County, For The Public Good Committee
    Nova Southeastern University School of Law Alumni Association, member
  • Highlights:Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Legislative Advocacy Award 2011
    Educate Tomorrow, Legislative Award 2011
    The Florida Dental Association, 2011 Dr. Lewis Earle Legislative Service Award
    Legal Aid of Broward County, Legislative Award 2009
    Broward County Advisory Board for Individuals with Disabilities, Legislator of the Year Award 2008
    Broward County PTA, Legislator of the Year 2008
    Coalition to End Homelessness, Legislator of the Year Award 2008
    Florida Association of School Social Workers, Legislator of the Year Award 2008
    Florida Children's Services Council Stepping Up For Children, Legislative Award 2008
    Metro 3080 Firefighters Award 2008
    MADD Broward Chapter, Appreciation Award for Outstanding Dedication to DUI Legislation 2006
    Florida Police Chiefs Association, Legislative Achievement Award 2006
    Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, House Leadership Award 2006
    Trailblazer of the Year Broward Young Democrats 2005
  • Former Service:Supreme Court Appointee to the Florida Innocence Commission 2010-2012
    Former Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator Bob Graham, 1991-1992
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