Debbie Wasserman Schultz has won the Democratic primary for the 23rd Congressional District in Florida.
Schultz has served the state of Florida for a period of 12 years. She was first elected in 2005.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Schultz acquired 6,775 more votes than Tim Canova.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Political career, professional qualifications
With a master’s and bachelor’s in political science from the University of Florida, she served as Chief Deputy Whip, United States House of Representatives, from 2006 until 2008. Prior to this, she served as a Senior Whip at the House of Representatives from 2005 until 2006. Her political career also includes serving as a representative for District 23, a position she has held since 2005.
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She joined the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, an organization that works towards promoting women’s economic, health, legal and educational interests, in 2011.
InsideGov.com notes her professional experience includes working as a Legislative Aide for Peter Deutsch at the Florida State House of Representatives from 1989 until 1992. She has also worked as an Adjunct Instructor of Political Science at the Broward Community College; and a Specialist of Public Policy Curriculum at Nova Southeastern University.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Net Worth: Among the lowest for all members of Congress
As reported by ABC News, Schultz is on the Appropriations subcommittee which determines the funding level for Congress.
Her average net worth as of 2014 was recorded to be $237,010 – counted among the lowest for all members of Congress. Her net worth was $862,000 less than the average member of Congress and $626,497 less than the average representative.
She and her husband Steven Schultz have two mortgages, a home equity line of credit over $250,000 and credit card debt over $15,000.
According to Daily Entertainment News, Steve is a former banker who left his job and is currently a stay-at-home dad. The couple got married in 1992 and have three children: Rebecca, Jake and Shelby.