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Ellyn Setnor Bogdanoff

Ellyn was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in a Special Election in January of 2004 after 23 years as a volunteer in various charitable and community activities, and as an active member of the Broward business community.  She spent the first 16 years of her career as a shareholder in Setnor Byer Bogdanoff, Inc., an independent insurance agency, and was invited to share her successes with other industry professionals as a columnist in American Agent Broker, a national insurance industry magazine.  She sold her interest in 1996 and focused on the political arena establishing EBS Consulting in 1997, a government and corporate consulting firm.   

As an education and child advocate for almost 20 years, she volunteered her time serving on a number of local and state boards.  She was a foster parent and is currently serving as a Guardian ad litem.  

Ellyn received a number of awards including the Up and Comers in 1991.  In 2000, she was recognized by the Youth Law Center for her work in child advocacy, in 2001 was recognized by the Fort Lauderdale Chamber and received the Woman-Owned Business Award, was a 2001 March of Dimes, Women of Distinction recipient, recipient of the 2003 Mother of the Year from the Healthy Mother-Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, and received the Jacob’s Ladder Award for child advocacy from Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO) in 2004. 

As a freshman legislator in 2004, Ellyn received the “Rising Star” award from the Probate and Real Property Section of the Florida Bar.  Since then, she was honored as the legislator of the year by the Florida Association of Realtors in 2006 and the Florida Dental Association in 2008.  Ellyn was recognized by the Broward Partnership for the Homeless for her legislative advocacy and was also honored by Florida’s Children First, Covenant House Florida, and the Florida Association of School Administrators for her commitment to education and children’s issues. 

Ellyn is in her second term and was appointed to the House leadership team as the Majority Whip for the 2006-2008 term.  It is her job to provide meaningful and accurate information on the many complex issues that the Legislature debates and to usher leadership’s priorities to successful passage

After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Insurance and Risk Management in 1980, Ellyn went back to law school and graduated magna cum laude in 2003 from Nova Southeastern University.  Ellyn is a member of the Florida Bar, and is a practicing attorney in Fort Lauderdale.  Her busy schedule is supported by her husband, Steven, and their three children. Ellyn is a native Floridian and competitive tennis player when she finds spare time.

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Ellyn Bogdanoff, Republican. for State House of Representatives, District 91.