Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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U.S. Representative from Florida's 23rd District
From: January 3, 2013 - present
Predecessor Alcee Hastings
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
U.S. Representative from Florida's 20th District
From: January 3, 2005 - January 3, 2013
Predecessor Peter Deutsch
Successor Alcee Hastings
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Steve Schultz
Religion Jewish

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.

Wasserman Schultz was appointed Democratic National Committee Chair by President Barack Obama in May 2011. She is a liberal who supports gay rights and abortion and is anti-Second Amendment.

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.[1]

Political career

Florida State House of Representatives

Florida State Senate

United States House of Representatives

DNC Chair

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.[2] She called Republicans "anti-women" [3] and said that they wanted to bring back Jim Crow laws.[4] In another statement, Schultz claimed that Republicans think that illegal immigration is a crime.[5] 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]

Political views

Schultz supports gay marriage and abortion. She also supported the Occupy Wall Street-movement.[6] Schultz supports Illegal immigration.[7]

Public criticism

Personal life

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.[8]

She is a breast cancer survivor, having been diagnosed in December 2007. She underwent seven surgeries while continuing to work and take care of her family.[9]


  1. Biography
  2. DNC Chair lies about Ryan Medicare plan
  3. Lopez, Kathryn Jean (May 27, 2011). "The Corner: The march of the anti-women women (sigh, more name-calling.)" National Review website. Retrieved on April 15, 2015.
  4. Benson, Guy (June 7, 2011). "Tipsheet: DNC chair: GOP aims to 'literally drag' the country back to Jim Crow era". Retrieved on April 15, 2015
  5. Illegal immigration should be a crime
  8. Biography
  9. Representative shares her cancer story

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