Steve Geller Brief Political Biography
Senator Steve Geller is the FY2021 Broward County Mayor. He was elected to represent District 5 in 2016. District 5 consists of all or part of Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Southwest Ranches, Davie, Weston, Plantation and Sunrise. Geller serves as Chairman of the Broward County Water Advisory Board, First Vice-Chairman of the South Florida Regional Planning Council, serves on the Executive Committee of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC), and serves on the Broward County Cultural Council.
Prior to his current service as a Broward County Commissioner, Geller was elected to the Florida Legislature in 1988, at the age of 29. Geller served in the Florida Legislature for 20 years, 9 in the House, and 11 in the Senate. Geller was respected by both Political Parties, and was appointed a Committee Chair by both Democratic and Republican Presiding Officers. Geller chaired the Regulated Industries Committee in the House of Representatives, and the Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Community Affairs Committees in the Senate. Geller served two terms as Chair of the Broward County Legislative Delegation, and two terms as Chair of the Hendry County Legislative Delegation. When he retired from the Senate because of Term Limits, Geller was the Minority (Democratic) Leader of the Florida Senate. Geller was also elected as National President of two Different Legislative organizations, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), and the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS).
Geller currently runs Geller Law Firm, where he practices primarily in the areas of Gaming Law, Zoning and Land use, Tallahassee lobbying, and representing high net worth clients in their various legal needs. He is an "A-V" rated lawyer, and has been listed in "South Florida's Top-Rated Lawyers", "Florida's Super Lawyers", and the "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers". He has received far too many awards to list here, including the Senator of the Year Award from the Florida League of Cities, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Association of Counties, the Legislator of the Year Award from the Florida AFL-CIO and the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association, as well as Legislative awards from the Police Benevolent Association, the Professional Firefighters, and numerous Union and attorney groups. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, located in Dania Beach, Florida.
Geller was born in New York, New York, in 1958. He has lived in South Florida since 1965. He attended Florida State University for college and law school, where he was a member of AEPi Fraternity. He has lived in South Broward since his graduation from Florida State University College of Law in 1982. He is married to Laurel Geller, and they have two children, Marc Geller and Ben Geller.
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