Elaine Schwartz

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Elaine Schwartz
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Florida House of Representatives, District 99
Incumbent
In office
2006 - present
Term ends
November 16, 2012
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 7, 2006
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sHofstra University, 1964
J.D.New York University School of Law, 1968
Personal
BirthdayApril 13, 1943
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Elaine J. Schwartz is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 99. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She served as Democratic Whip from 2006 to 2008.

Biography

Schwartz's professional experience includes working as an Assistant Attorney for the City of Hollywood, attorney for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, columnist for the Hollywood Sun-Tattler, attorney and advocate for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Council, attorney for MetLife and a high school teacher.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schwartz served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Democratic Ranking Member
Health & Human Services

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schwartz served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schwartz served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Schwartz did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Schwartz's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 589 - "Alzheimer's Disease: Directs DEA to develop & implement public education program relating to screening for Alzheimer's disease"
  • HB 1391 - "Optional Medicaid Payments for the Medically Needy: Removes limitations on provision of services to certain persons age 65 or older, families, persons who are blind or disabled, pregnant women, & children younger than age 21."
  • HB 1399 - "Employment Discrimination: Creates Helen Gordon Davis Equal Pay Protection Act; provides legislative findings relating to equal pay for equal work for women"

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House website.

Elections

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schwartz won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 99. Schwartz ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Elizabeth Anne Eddy (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElain J. Schwartz Incumbent 65.5% 40,383
     Republican Elizabeth Anne "Libby" Eddy 34.5% 21,247
Total Votes 61,630

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Schwartz ran for re-election to the 99th District seat in 2010. She did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary or in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Schwartz won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 99th District, defeating Andrew Housman (write-in). Schwartz received 39,248 votes in the election while Housman received 35 votes.[5] Schwartz raised $58,806 for her campaign.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 99
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Elaine Schwartz (D) 39,248 99.9%
Andrew Housman (write-in) 35 0.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schwartz is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Schwartz raised a total of $332,619 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[7]

Elaine Schwartz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 99 Won $71,691
2010 Florida State House, District 99 Won $40,068
2008 Florida State House, District 99 Won $58,806
2006 Florida State House, District 99 Won $162,054
Grand Total Raised $332,619

2012

Schwartz won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $71,691.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Elaine Schwartz's campaign in 2012
Hospital Corp of America$2,500
Florida Hospital Association$1,500
Florida Dental Association$1,500
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association$1,000
Bank Atlantic Center$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$71,691
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Schwartz won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $40,068.

2008

Schwartz won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $58,806.

2006

Schwartz won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Schwartz raised a total of $162,054.

Personal

Schwartz has served as president of the Hills Democratic Club.[1]

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Florida House of Representatives District 99
2006–present
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