Legislator Profile

Former Florida Representative Elaine Schwartz (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Elaine Schwartz
District Address:
Old Library 1st Floor, City Hall Circle
2600 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33020-4807
(954) 924-3813

Capitol Address:
300 House Office Building
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
(850) 717-5099
political profile
  • House District:99
  • First Elected:2006
  • Terms Out:2014
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Broward
  • District Information:view district 99 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006, reelected subsequently
    Democratic Whip, 2006-2008
  • Born:April 13, 1943, New York, NY
  • Moved to Florida:1980
  • Religious Affiliation:Jewish
  • Education:Hofstra University, B.A., History, 1960-1964; New York University School of Law, J.D., 1965-1968
  • Occupation:Attorney, Law Offices of Elaine J. Schwartz
  • Spouse:Martin Schwartz, of Brooklyn, New York
  • Children:Dennis, Deborah, Alison
  • Affiliations:Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
    Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Real Property Committee
    Broward County Bar Association, past Chair-Elder Law Section
    Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Hollywood
    Hills Democratic Club, President, 1998-present
    Hollywood Sun-Tattler, People Columnist
    National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
    National Council of Jewish Women, President-Hollywood Section, Florida State Public Affairs Network, Chair
    Share-A-Meal Homeless Feeding Program, member, co-founder
    Temple Solel, Board of Directors, President-Sisterhood, 1988-1991, current member
    The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section and The Florida Bar Elder Law Section
    Greater Hollywood Task Force on the Homeless, Vice Chair 1994-1995, past member
    Member of the Bars of Florida, 1982 and New York, 1969
    Stirling Elementary School PTA, Chair - Protection & Safety, past member
  • Highlights:Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes, Champions of Florida's Middle Class Award, 2011, 2012
    The Florida Bar, Legislative Award, 2011
    Community Enhancement Collaboration, Public Servant of the Year Award, 2010-2011
    Florida Health Care Association, Friend of the Elderly Award, 2010
    American Cancer Society, Legislative Award, 2008, 2009
    Broward County Women's Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2009
    American Cancer Society, Florida Chapter, Legislative Service Award, 2008
    American Jewish Congress, Civic Leader of the Year Award, 2008
    Florida Council On Aging, Outstanding Legislative Service Award, 2008
    The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Member of the Year, 2008
  • Former Service:City of Hollywood, Assistant City Attorney
    Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Attorney
    Hollywood Housing Authority, Vice Chair and Commissioner
    Long Term Care Ombudsman Council, Attorney/Advocate
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