Legislator Profile

Florida Senator Lauren Book (D)
Lauren Book
District Address:
Suite 125
12401 Orange Drive
Davie, FL 33330
(954) 424-6674

Capitol Address:
228 Senate Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5035
political profile
  • Senate District:35
  • First Elected:2016
  • Terms Out:2024
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Broward
  • District Information:District Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2016, reelected subsequently
    Minority (Democratic) Leader Pro Tempore, 2016-2018
  • Born:October 12, 1984 in Hollywood, Florida
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Jewish
  • Education:University of Miami, B.A., Elementary Education and Creative Writing, 2008
    University of Miami, M.S., Community Psychology and Social Change, 2012
  • Occupation:Founder/CEO Lauren's Kids (501(c)(3))
  • Spouse:Blair Jacob Byrnes of West Bloomfield, MI
  • Children:Kennedy Grace Byrnes, Hudson Lee Byrnes
  • Highlights:Audubon Florida Special Places Award, 2018
    Glamour Woman of the Year "Hero Among Us," 2018
    Broward County Women's Hall of Fame, 2018
    Four-time Emmy winning producer and storyteller, "Out of Darkness, Into Light," "What If I told you...," "Child Sexual Abuse: Prevention through Education," "Lauren's Kingdom: It's OK to Tell"
    L'Oreal Paris, National Woman of Worth, 2013
    PEOPLE Magazine and Major League Baseball, "All Star Among Us," 2011
    National Child Labor Committee, Lewis Hine Award
    Congressional Medal of Merit, Senator Bill Nelson
    Two-time Publishers Weekly best selling author, "It's OK to Tell" memoir, "Lauren's Kingdom" children's book
    Gracie Award winning producer, "Intimate Crimes"
    Internationally Recognized Child Advocate: Newsweek Magazine, FOX News, Cosmopolitan Magazine, the Huffington Post, Glamour Magazine, NPR, USA Today, CNN/HLN, ABC's Katie Couric Show, Our America with Lisa Ling, Al Jazeera
  • Former Service:Statewide Council on Human Trafficking Direct-Support Organization Board of Directors, Appointee
    Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, Appointee
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission, Appointee
    Child Advocate
    Florida Network of Children's Advocacy Centers, Board Member and Past Vice President
    Broward County Crime Stoppers, Past Board Member