|Florida State Senate District 35|
|1980-1993, 2002-2008; November 16, 2010-Present|
|November 16, 2012|
|Years in position (current service)||3|
|Years in position (previous service)||13|
|President of the Florida State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Miami Dade County Commission|
|Florida House of Representatives|
|Birthday||October 4, 1934|
Margolis has had an extensive career in Florida state politics. She was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1974 where she served for six years before her election to the state Senate in 1980. In 1990 she became President of the Senate. She moved on to become commissioner on the Miama-Dade County Commission from 1993 to 2002, then returned to the Senate from 2002 to 2008. She left office in 2008 after unsuccessfully running for Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser, but was elected once more in 2010.
Margolis is a real-estate agent and investor. She attended Temple University.
On her campaign website, Margolis stated, "I have long supported ethics legislation, government in the sunshine and the rights of women and the elderly and know that I can make a difference for the people of Florida and District 35."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Margolis served on the following committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
|• Banking and Insurance|
|• Commerce and Tourism|
|• Legislative Budget Commission|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Margolis served on these committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Reapportionment, Vice-chair|
|• Banking and Insurance|
|• Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities|
|• Criminal Justice|
|• Governmental Oversight and Accountability|
- See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012
Margolis won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 35. Margolia ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012 and defeated John Daniel Couriel (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Florida State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Gwen Margolis Incumbent||61.7%||103,109|
|Republican||John Daniel Couriel||38.3%||63,929|
- See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010
| Florida State Senate, District 35 |
2010 General election results
|Gwen Margolis (D)||62,237||77.78%|
|Corey Poitier (NPA)||17,780||22.22%|
Margolis defeated Kevin Burns in the August 24 primary by a margin of 11,619-6,257.
|Florida State Senate, District 35 - Democratic Primary (2010)|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Margolis was up for re-election, she collected $264,175 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Dade County Classroom Teachers Association||$3,000|
|Hospital Corp Of America||$2,500|
|Florida Association Of Realtors||$2,000|
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- Fla GOP notices Nan Rich - Tampabay.com (blog)
- After major change protecting current customers, Citizens bill clears Senate - The Florida Current
- Edgar gets Senate confirmation despite tough criticism - Tampabay.com (blog)
- Budget negotiators OK raises for state workers - The Florida Current
- Florida 'Bong Ban' Passes, Doesn't Really Ban Bongs All That Much - Huffington Post
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Margolis has four children.
- Gwen Margolis campaign website
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
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