Legislator Profile

Former Florida Representative Lori Berman (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Lori Berman
District Address:
Suite 161
2300 High Ridge Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33426-8747
(561) 374-7850

Capitol Address:
212 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
(850) 717-5090
political profile
  • House District:90
  • First Elected:
  • Terms Out:2018
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Palm Beach
  • District Information:view district 90 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010, reelected subsequently
    Democratic Deputy Whip, 2012-2014
    Democratic Floor Leader, 2016-2018
    Resigned April 9, 2018
  • Born:June 27, 1958, New York, NY
  • Moved to Florida:1958
  • Religious Affiliation:Jewish
  • Education:Tufts University, B.A., 1980; George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1983, magna cum laude; University of Miami Law School, LL.M., Estate Planning, 2002
  • Occupation:Attorney
  • Spouse:Jeffrey Ganeles of Plainview, New York
  • Children:Caryn Ganeles, Steven Ganeles
  • Affiliations:America Israel Public Affairs Committee, Washington Club
    B'nai Torah Congregation
    Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce
    Democratic Club of Greater Boynton Beach
    Democratic Women's Club
    Emily's List
    Florida Association of Women Lawyers
    Florida Bar Association
    Jewish Community Relations Council, P2K committee member
    Jewish Women's Foundation, founding Trustee
    Lake Worth West Democratic Club
    Leadership Boca
    National Organization for Women
    Palm Beach County Women's Chamber of Commerce
    Pine Crest Preparatory School, Column's Society
    Ruth's List
    South Palm Beach County Jewish Federation Women's Division, board member
    Spanish River PTSA
    The Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce
    United South County Democratic
    ClubSun-Sentinel, Boca Raton Blogger, 2007-2009
  • Highlights:American Society of Interior Designers, Certificate of Appreciation
    Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Certificate of Appreciation
    Interior Design Associations Foundation and Bakehouse Art Complex, Certificate of Appreciation
    AAUW Florida, Certificate of Appreciation, Fair Pay, Fair Play Panel Discussion, 2016
    Florida Dental Association, Legislative Service Award, 2016
    Palm Beach County National Organization for Women, Alice Paul Award, 2016
    Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes – named as Champion of Florida's Middle Class, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    The Rotary Club of Lake Worth, Certificate of Appreciation, 2014, 2016
    Florida Association of Counties, County Champion Award, 2015
    Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation, Appreciation Award, 2015
    Florida League of Cities, Inc., Legislative Appreciation Award, 2014
    Florida Solar Energy Industries Association, Solar Champion Award, 2014
    Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2011, 2014 (University of Miami)
    Palm Beach County, National Organization of Women, Susan B. Anthony, Feminist of the Year Award, 2014
    Prime Time Palm Beach County Community Engagement & Supports Advocacy Award, 2014
    The Haven Campus, Dedication of the Genesis Cottage, 2014
    Workforce One and Connections, Appreciation Award, 2014
    Democratic Women's Club of Florida, Legislative Advocacy Award, 2013
    First Annual National Women's Political Caucus, Legislator of the Year, 2013
    Florida Dental Association, Champion for Dentistry, 2013
    Palm Beach County National Organization for Women, Special Honor Award, Gender Equality Advocate, 2013
    Junior League of the Palm Beaches, Friend of the League Award, 2012
    Rusty Gordon GLBTA Democratic Caucus, Support and Commitment to Equality, 2012
    Florida Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, Florida House of Representatives Honor Roll, 2011
    Florida Library Association, Outstanding Support of Florida Libraries for the 2011 Session
    Future Leaders Conference Panel, Associated Industries of Florida Annual Conference, August 2011
  • Former Service:Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation, Vice Chair, 2013-2014, Chair, 2014-2015
    Women's Legislative Caucus, Chair, 2013-2014
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