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politician , Member of the Florida House of Representatives

Ari Abraham Porth, American state legislator. Board directors Alzheimer's Family Center, National Safety Council, South Florida Chapter; board member Hatikvah House, Nova Southeastern University School Law Alumni Association; Member of Broward County Bar Association.

Background

Porth, Ari Abraham was born on September 25, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

Education

After attending public schools in both Florida and Michigan, Porth graduated from Northeastern University and went to work for Senator Bob Graham as a legislative aide in Washington, D.C.

Career

Porth currently serves as a Circuit Court Judge in Broward County, Florida. In 2004, Porth was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2004, succeeding Stacy Ritter. He served District 96, which represented parts of Coral Springs, Tamarac, Lauderhill, Sunrise, and North Lauderdale in Broward County.

He served on the Policy Council, the Health Services Policy Council, the Health Regulations Committee, the Criminal Justice Appropriations Committee, the Select Committee on Standards of Official Conduct and the Select Committee on Florida's Strategic and Economic Future. Porth also chaired the Legislature's Early Childhood Caucus and the Broward Legislative Delegation. Two of the most significant bills Porth sponsored and passed in the House include SB 2142 Protecting Florida's Investments Act of 2007 and SB 2654 the Window of Opportunity Act of 2008.

The first divested Florida's pension plan investments from any dealings with Iran or Sudan and served as landmark legislation nationally. The second required certain insurance companies to provide behavioral therapies for children on the Autism spectrum. During the 2011 session, Porth worked on prison sentencing reform for nonviolent offenders (HB 917) and passed a bill authorizing Florida's first public boarding school for at risk youth and creating services for juveniles who have gone through the delinquency system (SB 404).

Membership

Board directors Alzheimer's Family Center, National Safety Council, South Florida Chapter. Board member Hatikvah House, Nova Southeastern University School Law Alumni Association. Member of Broward County Bar Association.

Connections

Married Tatyana Porth.

spouse:
Tatyana Porth.