|Born:||February 25, 1944 (age 78)|
U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-2011
|Education:||B.A., Stetson University|
Suzanne Kosmas represented Florida's 24th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011. Prior to serving as a U.S. Representative, Kosmas served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1996 to 2004.
Kosmas was born in Washington, D.C., on February 25, 1944. She attended Pennsylvania State University (1961 to 1963) and George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia (1971 to 1973), and graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.
As a state representative, Kosmas fought for children's issues, including more money for local schools, and helped improve health care for senior citizens. She also voted to eliminate taxes on investments and joined in successful efforts to defeat a proposed tax on services.
Kosmas served as board chair for the United Way of Volusia County. She has also served on the executive board of many local organizations: the United Way Woman's Initiative, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Friends of Spruce Creek Preserve and Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity. Kosmas also served as the vice-president of Volusia/Flagler Boys and Girls Club as well as on Volusia County's Planning and Zoning Board and Cultural Arts Advisory Board.
For information on Kosmas' policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.