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Steven Geller

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Steven A. Geller
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County Commissioner of Broward County, Florida
Assumed office
November 22, 2016
Member of the Florida Senate from the 31st district
In office
1998–2008
Personal details
Born (1958-11-04) November 4, 1958 (age 58)
Bronx, New York
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney

Steven A. Geller (born November 4, 1958) is an attorney and politician in Florida. He was a Democratic member of the Florida Senate, representing the 31st District from 1999 to 2008 and served as the Minority Leader during 2006-08. Previously he was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1988 through 1999.

Geller was not a candidate for reelection in 2008 due to term limits. He ran for the Broward County Commission in 2010, but fell short with 44% of the vote to 56% for Democratic incumbent Sue Gunzburger.[1][2]

Geller was the author of the Steve Geller Autism Coverage Act, which forced health insurance companies to cover Autistic children's rehabilitation/medical costs.[3] He also authored a bill mandating stronger safety standards for carnival rides after the death of Christie Schafale at the Broward County Fair.[3]

While serving in the state legislature, Geller simultaneously worked as a government affairs attorney (lobbyist) and frequently appeared before local governmental entities on behalf of clients such as local developers.[4]

Education

He received his Juris Doctorate from Florida State University.

References

  1. ^ Brittany Wallman (2010-08-24). "Gunzburger, Sharief, Holness and Keechl winning county races". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  2. ^ Broward County Supervisor of Elections
  3. ^ a b "Bio – Political advertisement paid for and approved by Steven Geller". Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Wait, Let Me Change My Hat" - New Times, 4/9/08

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