Lois Frankel

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Lois Frankel
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U.S. House, Florida, District 22
In office
January 3, 2013-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Palm Beach Mayor
Florida House of Representatives
1994-2002, 1986-1992
Bachelor'sBoston University
J.D.Georgetown University
Date of birthMay 16, 1948
Place of birthNew York City, NY
Office website
Campaign website
Lois Frankel is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 22nd Congressional District of Florida.[1] She was first elected on November 6, 2012.[2]

In February 2012, the grassroots organization Democracy for America, founded by Howard Dean, named Frankel one of the top 10 progressive candidates in the 2012 U.S. House races.[3]

Politico has listed the 22nd district race as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012.[4]



  • Georgetown University, Master's degree
  • Boston University, Bachelor's degree


Committee assignments

U.S. House


Frankel serves on the following committees:[7]

Campaign Themes


Frankel's major campaign themes include: [8]

  • Jobs and the Economy: Excerpt: "Investing in infrastructure and technology to modernize the economy and create jobs. We should not accept a second rate infrastructure in the United States. Promoting green technologies to keep us on the cutting edge of new developments in one of the fastest growing fields."
  • Women and Families: Excerpt: "Frankel will stand strong against anyone who attacks these basic rights and essencial programs. That’s why Lois is endorsed by Emily’s List, the National Organization for Women, the Women’s Campaign Fund, as well as other organizations dedicated to women’s rights."
  • Social Security and Medicare: Excerpt: "Making these programs solvent for the long term is vital to their continued survival. We need to focus on combating waste, fraud and abuse from people trying to make money off these precious programs."
  • Veterans: Except: "Frankel is committed to ensuring that the promises made to our nation’s veterans are kept. From job training and career development upon returning to the civilian work force, to VA funding and the recognition that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an issue that needs to be confronted, Frankel will be an advocate for veterans and their needs."
  • Education: Except: "Frankel is committed to ensuring that college education remains within reach for middle class families. Those who cut college tuition aid, while defending tax loopholes for oil companies, have their priorities backward. We must also focus on vocational and job training programs. This is vital to retraining workers with skills that are required to meet the 21st century’s job market."
  • Health Care: Except: "Frankel believes that access to good quality affordable health care is essential for all Americans. She will work to keep these important provisions in law and improve current reform."
  • Israel: Except: "Frankel will work in a bi-partisan manner to fight any and all attempts to delegitimize Israel in the international arena and to ensure the safety and security of the Jewish state of Israel."



See also: Florida's 22nd congressional district elections, 2012

Frankel ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 22nd District. Frankel won the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[9] The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Frankel defeated Kristin Jacobs in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[1] She was elected on November 6, 2012.[10]

Politico listed the 22nd district race between Frankel and Patrick Murphy as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012.[11] However, Patrick Murphy decided to run in the 18th district rather than the 22nd district.

U.S. House, Florida District 22 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Frankel 54.6% 171,021
     Republican Adam Hasner 45.4% 142,050
Total Votes 313,071
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Frankel's reports.

Lois Frankel (2012)[12] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2012$1,024,269.01$408,414.13$(160,054.60)$1,272,628.54
Running totals

According to a July 2, 2012 press release by Frankel's campaign, she raised $400,000 in the second quarter of fundraising for her congressional race.[14] That brings Frankel’s total contributions to $2.2 million and is the fifth quarter in a row in which Frankel raked in more than $300,000.[14]

According to Frankel's campaign website, she raised over $700,000 in the third quarter, outraising opponent Adam Hasner by $175,000.[15]


Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Frankel's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $888,023 and $2,348,000. That averages to $1,618,011, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.[16]

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Preceded by
Allen B. West (R)
United States House of Representatives, Florida District 22
Succeeded by