Lois Frankel is a Representative from Florida. Born in New York City in 1948, she earned her B.A. from Boston University in 1970 and her J.D. from Georgetown University in 1973.
She was a private practice lawyer and a member of the Florida state house of representatives from 1986-1992 and 1994-2002, serving as minority leader from 2000-2002. She was Mayor of West Palm Beach, FL, from 2003-2011.
She ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 1992 before being elected to the 113th and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).