Over the last 15 years, Jared Moskowitz has been a City Commissioner in the City of Parkland, State Representative in the Florida House, Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management and most recently a Broward County Commissioner.
Born in Coral Springs, Moskowitz attended George Washington University, receiving his Bachelor's degree in political science, and then Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University, receiving his Juris Doctor. He worked as an intern for Vice President Al Gore, served as an assistant on Joe Lieberman's 2004 presidential campaign, and in 2008 served as one of Barack Obama's electors in Florida. While attending law school, Moskowitz was elected to the Parkland City Commission in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010, serving until he resigned to run for the legislature in 2012. Jared also served from 2012-2019 as State Representative for District 97, representing Coral Springs, Tamarac, Sunrise and Plantation. During his tenure in the Florida Legislature, Jared served on the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness, which was created in response to Hurricane Irma.
Jared Moskowitz was appointed as Director of Florida's Division of Emergency Management by Governor Ron DeSantis in January 2019 where he led the State of Florida's effort in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. He was also appointed by Governor DeSantis to the Cyber Security TaskForce. As former General Counsel and Vice President of Business Development for AshBritt Environmental, Jared brings more than a decade of experience in disaster recovery and response to the Division of Emergency Management. In that role, Jared supported response and recovery efforts in Florida after Hurricanes Irma, Matthew, Michael and Hermine. He also responded to the 2017 wildfires in California as well as to Superstorm Sandy, which struck the Northeastern United States in 2012, Snowmageddon in Maryland and the BP Oil Spill.
Jared has also been a tireless advocate for school safety following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. As the only Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduate serving in the Florida Legislature at the time, Jared helped draft the bipartisan Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Act, which was the first comprehensive mental health, school safety and gun control bill of its kind in more than20 years.
Jared and his wife Leah (who is the best) are proud parents to two adorable boys, Sam (8) and Max (5).