Lois Frankel is an experienced public servant with a strong record of bringing jobs and opportunity to South Florida. After serving 14 years in the Florida state legislature, including as the first woman Democratic Minority Leader, Lois became Mayor of West Palm Beach in 2003, where she served for eight years. Lois was first elected November 6, 2012 to represent Florida’s 22nd Congressional District, which stretches from Riviera Beach in Palm Beach County to Ft. Lauderdale and Plantation in Broward County. She is the first woman to represent Florida’s 22nd congressional district. In congress Lois is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure and Foreign Affairs Committees.
As a Member of Congress*, Lois has built upon her record as a champion for seniors, families, veterans and small businesses.
She also remains strongly committed to women’s equality and access to health care.
During the first year that Lois was a member of congress, she helped to pass the Violence Against Women Act re-authorization, worked to bring justice to victims of military sexual assault, and brought community leaders together to help address the serious issue of human trafficking in the South Florida community.
Lois is a strong supporter of issues that will help women and their families succeed, which includes guaranteeing equal pay for women, raising the minimum wage, ensuring access to health care and reproductive health services, and giving families access to affordable child care and retirement security. She is Chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, Co-Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus, and a proud member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus.
*In November 2016, Representative Frankel was re-elected to represent the newly drawn 21st District of Florida. The new district covers Palm Beach County. Lois is also the Co-Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus.