Eleanor Sobel

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Eleanor Sobel
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Florida State Senate, District 33
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 15, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
1999 - 2006
Education
Bachelor'sBrooklyn College, 1967
Master'sCity University of New York, 1968; Columbia University, 1975
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 11, 1946
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Eleanor Sobel (b. February 11, 1946) is a Democratic member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 33. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Sobel served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1999 to 2006.

Sobel attended the Florida Democratic Convention in 1991. She served as Vice Mayor/Commissioner for the City of Hollywood from 1992 to 1998. In 1999 she was on the Executive Committee of the Democratic Platform Committee. Sobel has also been a Democratic Precinct Captain of Hollywood 61V.

Biography

Sobel earned her B.A. in History from Brooklyn College in 1967, her M.A. in Social Studies from the City University of New York in 1968, her M.A. in Learning Disabilities from Columbia University in 1975 and her Certificate in Leadership from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2003. Her professional experience includes working as a school teacher, community activist, deputy registrar for the Supervisor of Elections and president of the Emrelle Preventive Skin Care Company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, Chair
Ethics and Elections, Vice-chair
Health Policy, Vice-chair
Appropriations
Regulated Industries
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Sobel won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 33. Sobel ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Juan Selaya (R) and Rita Gambardella (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Florida State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEleanor Sobel Incumbent 67.6% 130,806
     Republican Juan Selaya 32.4% 62,683
     Independent Rita Gambardella 0% 2
Total Votes 193,491

2008

On November 4, 2008, Sobel won election to the Florida Senate from Florida's 31st Senate district. Sobel received 131,514 votes in the election, defeating Ellyn Drotzer (write-in), who received 10 votes.[3] Sobel raised $385,003 for her campaign.[4]

Florida Senate, District 31 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eleanor Sobel (D) 131,514 100.0%
Ellyn Drotzer 10 0.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sobel is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Sobel raised a total of $1,076,408 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[5]

Eleanor Sobel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 33 Won $254,895
2010 Florida State Senate, District 31 Not up for election $48,333
2008 Florida State Senate, District 31 Won $385,003
2004 Florida State House, District 99 Won $47,601
2002 Florida State House, District 99 Won $80,323
2000 Florida State House, District 100 Won $133,546
1998 Florida State House, District 100 Won $126,707
Grand Total Raised $1,076,408

2012

Sobel won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sobel raised a total of $254,895.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eleanor Sobel's campaign in 2012
Florida Hospital Association$3,000
Florida Society of Anesthesiologists$2,000
Surgi Center$2,000
Ronald L Book Pa$2,000
Florida Police Benevolent Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$254,895
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sobel was not up for election to the Florida State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Sobel raised a total of $48,333.

2008

Sobel won election to the Florida State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Sobel raised a total of $385,003.

2004

Sobel won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Sobel raised a total of $47,601.

2002

Sobel won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Sobel raised a total of $80,323.

2000

Sobel won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Sobel raised a total of $133,546.

1998

Sobel won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Sobel raised a total of $126,707.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[6]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[7]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[8]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[9]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

Personal

Sobel and her husband, Stuart, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Oscar Braynon (D)
Florida State Senate, District 33
2008–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 31
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Christopher Smith