State House District 91

Emily Slosberg

  • Party nominating: Democratic
  • City: Boca Raton
  • Family: Single
  • Education: Doctorate degree
  • BA, Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University
  • JD, Nova Shepard Broad College of Law School
    • Recent Job: CEO, Dori Slosberg Foundation 2005-2015
  • CEO, Dori Slosberg Foundation 2005-2015
  • Project Manager, Cornerstone Solutions, 2014-2015
  • Contributions reported

    Last updated: Oct. 31, 2016. Details.

    Previous races

    This candidate has not previously run for office.

    Other Political Experience

  • Vice President of Outreach of the Palm Beach County Young Democrats
  • Committee Membership for the Florida Young Democrats
  • Co-founder and Committee member of the Young League of Women Voters
  • Should state lawmakers pass laws banning gun sales to people on federal terror watchlists and making police share info in background checks?
    Yes. Florida law should prohibit gun sales to those on the FBI’s terrorist watch list and also suspend the licenses of concealed weapons permit holders. To prevent shootings, similar to the one in Orlando, the FBI should be obligated to make a “recommendation” based on its investigation, that one is eligible and safe to purchase a gun.
    Should the Legislature pass civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination against LGBT Floridians at work, in housing, restaurants and hotels?
    Yes. This is one of the biggest issues facing the LGBT community in Florida. The Florida Rights Act outlined in Florida Statute Section 760 should be extended to include a ban on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Floridians at work, in housing, restaurants, hotels and other public accommodations.
    Should lawmakers delay using the Florida Standards Assessments for evaluating schools and teachers until there's more confidence in the test?
    Once in the legislature, I will fight to strengthen our public education system so that it works for everyone and our children are able to succeed in this economy. The Legislature should order a temporary halt of the “consequences” of the FSA. The issue of standardizing testing is one that needs to be addressed but we cannot act irresponsibly by completely suspending all parts of the policy. The halt of the “consequences” would take the pressure of strict test performance off both the teachers and the students, while providing the School with a metric of performance. Standardized testing causes schools and teachers increasingly to feel the need to narrow the curriculum so that students do well on the tests, pushing out non-tested subjects. Studies also suggest that such tests hurt low-income youth to a far greater extent. Some standards are needed for our schools to ensure that every student is receiving a quality education across the state.
    Is giving economic incentive money to firms willing to move to Florida a good way to expand and attract companies that create jobs?
    Florida is one of the most business friendly states in the country and thanks to the great businesses in Florida we have added over a million jobs to our economy in the past four years. Handing out free money to businesses is not a sustainable way to bring jobs to Florida.
    Are there government records or meetings subject to public disclosure that should be exempt from Florida’s government-in-the-sunshine laws?
    Transparent information about our government is one of the cornerstones of our democracy. The right to access government records is fundamentally important to the citizens of the state of Florida. I have never heard a complaint from my community that our government is too transparent.

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