Debbie Wasserman Schultz
|Debbie Wasserman Schultz|
|U.S. Representative from Florida's 23rd District|
From: January 3, 2013 - present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|U.S. Representative from Florida's 20th District|
From: January 3, 2005 - January 3, 2013
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (b. September 27, 1966), a Democrat, is the United States Representative for Florida's 23rd district. She was first elected to the House in 2004 to represent the 20th district. Before that, she was a member of the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives.
Early Life and Education
Schultz was born to Larry and Ann Wasserman in Queens, New York and grew up in Long Island. She attended the University of Florida, earning her bachelor's degree in 1988 and her master's degree in 1990. Both degrees were in political science.
Florida State House of Representatives
Florida State Senate
United States House of Representatives
President Obama nominated her for Chair in April 2011 and the Democratic National Committee confirmed her appoinment on May 4, 2011. Immediately, Schultz began attacking Republicans. She lied about Paul Ryan's Medicare plan, stating it would deny care to seniors with preexisting medical conditions. She called Republicans "anti-women" and said that they wanted to bring back Jim Crow laws.[Citation Needed] Mitt Romney publicly said that Obama's policies have failed, to which she replied, "Mitt should look in the mirror."[Citation Needed] In another statement, Schultz claimed that Republicans think that illegal immigration is a crime. Also, she claimed that if it were up to Republicans, we would all be driving foreign-built cars.[Citation Needed] It was noted that she owns a 2010 Japanese-made Infiniti FX35.[Citation Needed]
Schultz has been married to her husband Steve for 20 years. The couple and their three children (Shelby, Jake and Rebecca) live in Weston, Florida.
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