. The district includes portions of Broward and Miami-Dade counties. She was born in Forest Hills, Queens in New York City and grew up on Long Island. She currently lives in Weston outside Fort Lauderdale. She is a mother of three and is married to Steve Schultz. She endorsed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for her party's 2008 presidential nomination. Once Senator Barack Obama became the presumptive Democratic nominee, she endorsed him and seconded his nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.