James W. "Jim" Waldman

District: 96 -- Democrat

Part of Broward

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Coconut Creek
Occupation:  Attorney; General Counsel, Keiser University
Spouse:  Angela
Child(ren):  Jacquelyn, Steven
Education:  University of Connecticut, transferred, 1978; University of Florida, B.S.B.A., Finance, 1980; Nova University Law School, J.D., 1985
Born:  March 21, 1958, Washington, D.C.
Moved to Florida:  1977
Religious Affiliation:  Jewish
Recreational Interest:  golf, SCUBA diving, skiing, traveling

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006, reelected subsequently
Democratic Whip, 2006-2008

Other Public Services

Broward County Resource Recovery Board, Chair, M.P.O. appointed
City of Coconut Creek, Commissioner, Vice Mayor, Mayor
Coconut Creek Planning & Zoning Board, appointed member


Aging and Disability Resource Center's Advisory Council
Broward Young Democrats
Coconut Creek Democratic Club
Coral Springs/Parkland Democratic Club
Dolphin Democratic Club
Margate Democratic Club
National Conference of Legislators from Gaming States, Executive Committee, Committee on Casinos, Committee on State-Federal Relations
Palm-Aire Democratic Club
Tamarac/Sawgrass Democratic Club
Temple Beth Israel, Endowment Fund, Board of Directors
The Florida Bar Association
The Virginia Bar Association
United States Supreme Court
Wynmoor Democratic Club


Florida Association of Counties Exemplary Public Service Award, 2014
Broward County Public Schools, Plaque of Appreciation for Support and Advocacy, 2014
Jewish Federation of Broward, Plaque of Appreciation for Years of Dedicated Service, 2014
Alzheimer’s Family Center, Inc., Honored at 24th Annual AutumnFest Luncheon, 2013
Anti-Defamation League, Certificate of Appreciation, 2012
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Friend of Free Enterprise Award, 2012
Florida League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2011
The Florida Bar, Legislative Award, 2011
United Voices, Bridge Builder Award, 2009
Broward College, Legislative Session Appreciation Award, 2009
Keiser University, Commencement Speaker Appreciation Award, 2009
American Cancer Society, Legislator of the Year, 2008, 2009, 2011
American Heart Association, Learn and Live Award, 2008
Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2008
Healthy Florida Alliance, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2008
Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, Friend of FAPSC Award, 2008
American Cancer Society, Legislative Leadership Award, 2007
Florida League of Cities, Defender of Home Rule Award, 2007
Jewish National Fund, Award for Lifelong Commitment to Israel, 1998

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