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Quality Time with Senator Eleanor Sobel – A Look Beyond the Capitol

posted on May 30, 2012 in Quality Time,State Government

Senator Eleanor Sobel (D) from beautiful Hollywood in Broward County is this week’s featured Legislator. A long time member of the Senate Environmental Preservation & Conservation Committee, Senator Sobel has always been a strong supporter of the environment. Her willingness to take a stand has earned her a reputation for being formidable… not to mention fun to watch in action!  Let us know what you think in the comment section below or on our Facebook Page.

Looking back at the 2012 Regular Session, what would you say is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment is passing a patient protection bill that will improve the safety of patients receiving liposuction treatment and being a part of the team that helped kill prison privatization.

What is the best advice you have ever received and who gave it to you?

The best advice I ever received is to tell the truth which came from my parents.

Two years ago, you had a bill addressing tattoo artists. Did you ever get a tattoo as part of your research on the bill?

No.  I guess I am an old fashioned girl.

Read any good books lately?

The Politician by Andrew Young and also The Fugitive’s Doctor by Deidre-Elizabeth Parker ( this book was actually about  a constituent issue )

What would be the perfect day for you? No limits! Anything is possible!

To see Democrats in charge of Tallahassee!

Tell us something most people do not know (or never suspected) about you?

As a  pre-teen, I was  a regular  dancer on Alan Freed’s TV dance show called, “the Big Beat.”  This show was the New York version of American Bandstand created by Dick Clark, who recently passed.  I had to drop out because my parents could not afford to buy me  a T.V. wardrobe, especially a new green boat neck sweater.  I was very sad, but in reflecting on that, I didn’t realize then just how hard they worked .

And last, but not least, if you were “Queen for a Day” and could pass any bill in the Legislature with no interference or opposition; what would it be?

I would pass a bill that would permanently respect women’s rights and the needs of working families.

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