Suzanne M. Kosmas Edit Profile
Kosmas attended The Pennsylvania State University and George Mason University, later graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stetson University in 1998.
She previously served in the
Kosmas has lived in New Smyrna Beach since 1973. She has owned Prestige Properties of New Smyrna Beach, a real estate company, since 1979. Kosmas represented the 28th District in the for four consecutive terms, 1996 through 2004, before being term-limited.
She was succeeded by Republican Dorothy Hukill. Committee Assignments
Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises
Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Committee on Science and Technology
Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
In 2009, Kosmas joined with the Democratic majority to vote for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, and the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. She originally voted along with 38 other Democrats against the Affordable Health Care for America Act.
However, she switched to a "Yes" vote for the Senate version of the bill. 2008
Kosmas was one of the top recruits for the Democrats in the 2008 cycle. Despite the wide perception that Feeney had drawn the 24th for himself while still serving as state house speaker (the district included most of his state house district), the district is actually a fairly marginal district on paper, with a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+4.
It includes most of Democratic-leaning Volusia County, where Kosmas lives. Feeney was attacked in independent expenditure ads for his ties to Jack Abramoff, the negative perception of which was exacerbated by Feeney's own. 2010
Kosmas defeated former Winter Springs Mayor Paul Partyka in the Democratic primary.
Kosmas was defeated for re-election by former State Representative Sandy Adams on Nov. 2, 2010 by a 60% to 40% margin. Ironically, two years after handing Feeney the largest margin of defeat for a Republican incumbent in the 2008 cycle, Kosmas herself lost by the second-largest margin of any Democratic incumbent in the 2010 cycle.
A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.
Member Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program, Volusia County Planning and Zoning Board, East Control Florida Regional Planning Council. Chair Southeast Volusia Zoning Board. Chair Volusia County Environmental and Natural Resource Advisory Council.
Chair business intern committee Futures, Inc. Chair board United Way Volusia County. Member Executive Board Volusia Vision.
Advisory board Habitat for Humanity, Volusia County Cultural Arts. Trustee Atlantic Center for the Arts. Member National Association Realtors, Florida Association Realtors, Volusia County Association Responsible Developers, Volusia County Business Development Corporation.
Children: Paul Junior, Michael, David, Kristen.