Sept. 1, 2014

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)

  • District: 23rd District, Southeast -- Hollywood, Davie, Miami Beach
  • Residence: Weston
  • Born: September 27, 1966; Queens, N.Y.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Husband, Steve Schultz; three children
  • Education: U. of Florida, B.A. 1988 (political science); U. of Florida, M.A. 1990 (political science)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Fla. House, 1992-00 (Democratic leader pro tempore, 2000); Fla. Senate, 2000-2004; U.S. House, 2005-present; Democratic National Committee chairwoman, 2011-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (5th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Legislative Branch - Ranking Member; State-Foreign Operations)
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State Information: 23rd District, Southeast -- Hollywood, Davie, Miami Beach

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (FL-23 representative) Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 174,205 63.2%
Karen Harrington (R) 98,096 35.6%
Ilya Katz (NPA) 3,129 1.1%
2010 general (FL-20 representative) Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 100,787 60.1%
Karen Harrington (R) 63,845 38.1%
Stanley Blumenthal (NPA) 1,663 1%
Robert Kunst (D) 1,272 0.8%
Clayton Schock (WRI) 3  
2008 general (FL-20 representative) Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 202,832 77.5%
Margaret Hostetter (X) 58,958 22.5%
write-in (Write-In) 9  
2006 general (FL-20 representative) Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)    
2004 general (FL-20 representative) Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 191,195 70.2%
Margaret Hostetter (R) 81,213 29.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 62% Mitt Romney: 38%
2008 Barack Obama: 62% John McCain: 38%