Debbie Wasserman Schultz becomes new DNC chief

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Posted: Apr 05, 2011 8:43 PM
Debbie Wasserman Schultz becomes new DNC chief

NAME _ Debbie Wasserman Schultz

AGE-BIRTH DATE _ 44; Sept. 27, 1966, in Long Island, New York.

EDUCATION _ Bachelor's degree, University of Florida, 1988; Master's degree, University of Florida,1990.

CAREER _ Chairwoman, Democratic National Committee, present; Vice Chairman, Democratic National Committee, 2009 - 2011; Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 2005 - present; Member of the Florida State Senate, 2001 - 2004; Member of the Florida House of Representatives, 1993 - 2001.

FAMILY _ husband, Steve Schultz; three children.

QUOTE _ "During my tenure, there will be nothing more important to our party or to the American people than advancing President Obama's agenda and ensuring that he is elected to a second term so we can continue to move our country forward." _ Statement by Wasserman Schultz released by DNC Tuesday.