|Born:||September 27, 1966 (age 54)|
|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 assumed office January 2005, representing Florida's 20th District in the United States House of Representatives. Schultz became the first Jewish Congresswoman elected to represent Florida. The 20th District was renumbered as the 23rd District in 2012.
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 https://www.congress.gov.
- Remarks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention - Sept. 6, 2012
- Roe v. Wade 39th Anniversary Rally Jan 22, 2012
- EARLY Act Press Conference - Feb. 16, 2010
- Women and Politics - May 7, 2006
- Youth Participation In Politics - March 4, 2006
- The Need for Federal Pool Safety Legislation - Jan. 27, 2006