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Leadership Roles

Deputy Democratic Leader (2018-2020)

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Weston
Occupation:  Insurance Broker
Spouse:  Debbi Stark of Miami Beach
Child(ren):  Jason, Lindsey
Education:  University of Denver, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1974; American College, Chartered Life Underwriters, 1995-2000
Born:  July 26, 1952, New York, NY
Religious Affiliation:  Jewish

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012, reelected subsequently
Democratic Deputy Whip, 2016-2018


Broward County Legislative Delegation, Chair, 2019-2020, Vice Chair, 2017-2018
Broward Association of Health Underwriters, past President, past Legislative Chairman, current member
Business Network International, Weston Chapter, founding and current member
Century Village Democratic Club
Florida Jewish Legislative Caucus, Chair
Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Health Underwriters
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
Pembroke Pines Democratic Club
Temple B'Nai Aviv, past board member and committee Chair, current member
Weston American Youth Soccer Organization, past founding board member, coach, and assistant commissioner
Weston Business Chamber, founding member
Weston Democratic Club
Weston Rotary Club
NOVA Southeastern University Anesthesiologist Assistant Program, Advisory Committee Member, 2013-2014


Broward County Council of Professional Firefighters, Representative of the Year Award, 2017
Florida Association of Counties, County Champion Award, 2017
Florida League of Cities, Legislative Champion Award, 2017
Personal Insurance Federation of Florida, Legislative Champion Award, 2017
Progress Florida, Middle Class Champion Award, 2016
Florida League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2015
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Broward Chapter, Legislator of the Year Award, 2015
Broward County PTA/PTSA, Legislator of the Year Award, 2014
Broward Association of Health Underwriters, Stanley Greenspun Insurance Person of the Year, 2007
Florida Association of Health Underwriters, Above and Beyond Leadership Award, 2005
Part of Broward

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
Representative 104 House 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
Capitol (850) 717-5104
District (954) 217-0287