Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Born:September 27, 1966 (age 57)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present
Florida State Senate, 2000-2004
Florida House of Representatives, 1992-2000
Education:B.A. and M.A., University of Florida

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has served as a U.S. representative from Florida since 2005, serving the 20th District (2005-2013), 23rd District (2013-2023) and 25th District (since 2023). Wasserman Schultz was the first Jewish congresswoman elected to represent Florida.

Wasserman Schultz was born September 27, 1966, in Long Island, New York. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Florida in 1988. In 1990, she received her Master of Arts from the University of Florida.

Prior to entering Congress, Wasserman Schultz served as an aide to United States Representative Peter Deutsch, from 1989 to 1992. From 1992 to 2000, she served in the Florida State House of Representatives; and from 2000 to 2004, she served in the Florida State Senate.

While in Congress, Wasserman Schultz has served on the Budget Committee, as the vice chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, and as chief deputy whip. In 2011, Schultz became the Democratic vice chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues.

For more information on Wasserman Schultz's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on 


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