|Member of the Florida Senate
from the 35th district
January 3, 2009 â€“ January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Gwen Margolis|
|Succeeded by||Gwen Margolis|
|Minority Leader of the Florida House of Representatives|
January 3, 2007 â€“ November 18, 2008
|Preceded by||Chris Smith|
|Succeeded by||Franklin Sands|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 106th district
January 3, 2001 â€“ January 3, 2009
|Preceded by||Elaine Bloom|
|Succeeded by||Richard Steinberg|
|Born|| November 26, 1960
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||Tufts University
University of Florida
At what point is someone precluded from availing themselves of the justification of self-defense because of their own poor judgment or bad behavior?
I'm Dan Gelber. As a federal prosecutor, I helped put away corporate criminals, corrupt politicians and violent gangs.
A strong accountability system needs to broaden, not narrow, the curriculum. That cannot happen if you only have accountability without adequate school funding. Until Tallahassee understands the need to raise the bar as well as the financial investment, Florida will continue to celebrate mediocrity at the expense of true achievement.
Florida is one of the first states that sort of gives the legislature a very clear criteria for re-drawing electoral district maps. Basically, all the criteria do is tell the legislators that you can't draw a seat that helps yourself or a political party. That's really critical.
It can be difficult to run your own firm, but the trade off is fewer conflicts and more control.
While in the Florida legislature, I strongly opposed the Stand Your Ground law because I believed it would provide defenses to people who had created the scenarios they sought protection from. Or it would leave juries without the proper rules of engagement that ought govern predictable human interactions.
Getting straight A's for having lots of tests is not the same as getting A's on the tests. Weighing a malnourished dog every day doesn't make him any better.