is a Republican
member of the Florida Senate
, a body in which she represents the 38th District. Her district of almost 500,000 residents includes Kendall, Westchester, Fontainebleau, and portions of Southwest Miami-Dade
County in South Florida
. Senator Anitere Flores was sworn in as the State Senator on November 16, 2010. She is the first Republican Hispanic woman to serve in both the Florida House and Senate since 1986.
Flores graduated from Florida International University
in 1997 with a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations. She later received her Juris Doctorate in 2001 from the University of Florida College of Law
After law school, Senator Flores was hired by the Florida House of Representatives
to work on the Education Council, and later worked for Governor Jeb Bush
as his Education Policy Chief. Then in 2004, Flores decided to run for the Florida House of Representatives, District 114.
Florida House of Representatives
Anitere Flores served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2004 to 2010.
Flores was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives to represent District 114, after defeating Carlos A. Manrique in the Republican Primary (55.5% to 18.6%) and Democrat Millie Herrera (64.4% to 35.6%) in the General Election on November 2, 2004.
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