Representative 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 was the first woman to represent Florida’s 22nd congressional district. In 2016, Lois was re-elected to represent the newly drawn 21st District of Florida, which covers Palm Beach County. She was also elected as Co-Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus for the 115th Congress. Lois serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure and Foreign Affairs Committees.
As a Member of Congress, Lois has continued her record as a champion for seniors, families, veterans and small businesses. Additionally, she remains staunchly committed to women’s equality and access to health care. In her first year of office, Lois helped to pass the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, 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 the Democratic Women’s Economic Agenda, which includes guaranteeing equal pay for women, raising the minimum wage, and giving families access to affordable child care and retirement security. She is the Vice Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus and is a proud member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus.