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Personal & Career

Legislative Service

  • Elected to the Senate in 2016, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

  • Statewide Council on Human Trafficking Direct-Support Organization Board of Directors, Appointee
  • Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, Appointee
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission, Appointee
  • Child Advocate
  • Florida Network of Children's Advocacy Centers, Board Member and Past Vice President
  • Broward County Crime Stoppers, Past Board Member

Honors and Awards

  • Audubon Florida Special Places Award, 2018
  • Glamour Woman of the Year "Hero Among Us," 2018
  • Broward County Women's Hall of Fame, 2018
  • Four-time Emmy winning producer and storyteller, "Out of Darkness, Into Light," "What If I told you...," "Child Sexual Abuse: Prevention through Education," "Lauren's Kingdom: It's OK to Tell"
  • L'Oreal Paris, National Woman of Worth, 2013
  • PEOPLE Magazine and Major League Baseball, "All Star Among Us," 2011
  • National Child Labor Committee, Lewis Hine Award
  • Congressional Medal of Merit, Senator Bill Nelson
  • Two-time Publishers Weekly best selling author, "It's OK to Tell" memoir, "Lauren's Kingdom" children's book
  • Gracie Award winning producer, "Intimate Crimes"
  • Internationally Recognized Child Advocate: Newsweek Magazine, FOX News, Cosmopolitan Magazine, the Huffington Post, Glamour Magazine, NPR, USA Today, CNN/HLN, ABC's Katie Couric Show, Our America with Lisa Ling, Al Jazeera

Biographical Information

Occupation: Founder/CEO Lauren's Kids (501(c)(3))
Spouse: Blair Jacob Byrnes of West Bloomfield, MI
Children: Kennedy Grace Byrnes, Hudson Lee Byrnes
  • University of Miami, B.A., 2008
  • University of Miami, M.S., 2012
Born: October 12 in Hollywood, Florida
Religious Affiliation: Jewish
Recreation: Spending time with family, reading, watching documentaries, cooking, enjoying the sun and the sand at South Florida's beautiful beaches
Consists of part of Broward county

Date Proposed Bill Title
Sponsored Bills Policy Area
Date Sponsored Date Proposed Bill Title
Cosponsored Bills Policy Area
Position Date From Date to District Branch Party State
Senator 32 Senate Tallahassee
Introduced House
Passed House
Introduced Senate
Passed Senate
To President
Became Law
Vote Date Vote Bill Title
Name Position Date Joined Branch
Politician Party Purpose Type Date Amount
Type Address
District (954) 424-6674
Capitol (850) 487-5032