The Freshman Class
The Florida House gets 35 new members. All seven new senators served in the House. Here's a roundup.
Eleanor Sobel (D)
District 31 — part of Broward
Occupation: President, Emrelle Skin Care, civic activist, educator
Family: Husband, Stuart Sobel; children, Emily and Rachel
Succeeds: Steve Geller (D), who was term-limited out of office
Background: Sobel has said her priorities will include fighting for stronger and safer schools and better pay for teachers as well as focusing “on the basics,” such as children’s health activities and quality before- and after-school programs. She has also pledged to fight rising insurance rates and to support new incentives for “green-energy” solutions to rising fuel costs.