Rep Dan Gelber Plans To Tackle State Economic Issues As The Democratic Leader In House Of Representatives
Written by Miami Today on August 17, 2006
When the Democratic caucus of the Florida House of Representatives picked Rep. Dan Gelber to be the incoming minority leader in the legislative session this winter, they chose a man widely regarded as a savvy politician expected to focus on pro-consumer stances and such hot-button issues in South Florida as taxes and school funding, low wages and the economy.
Those are just some of the concerns Rep. Gelber, 45, sees as needing to be addressed in Tallahassee. In leading his Democratic colleagues in the House, he will bring his own experience in community involvement and public service. He has been the representative of District 106, along the Atlantic coast from South Beach to the Broward County line, since 2000 and has a strong political heritage – his father, Seymour, is a former Miami Beach mayor and circuit judge.
Rep. Gelber spoke of his plans in an interview with Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today.