Who is Lauren Book?
Lauren Frances Book is a recognized American politician, who has worked in the Florida Senate since 2016, representing parts of Broward County. She is a member of the Democratic Party and since April 28, 2021, has been the Senate’s minority leader.
Lauren Book Career
In 2016, Book ran unopposed for the 32nd district seat in the Florida Senate. She then filed a bill that would eliminate Confederate Memorial Day, celebrated on April 26, 2017, from Florida’s list of 21 legal holidays in the 2017 session. The bill would also remove the birthday of Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee as official state holidays.
Lauren wrote a letter to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on July 22, 2019. In the letter, she asked for an inquiry into how Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office handled a work release program for Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein was a registered sex offender convicted of encouraging the prostitution of a minor, back in 2008-9. After her request, she reported that she started getting calls from political supporters of Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, asking her to abandon the request for an inquiry. It was also reported by the Miami Herald that she received many unknown calls and messages with more ominous demands to stop her request for a probe.
Book voted nay against the controversial Florida Senate Bill 86. The bill would have changed the implementation and administration of the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Following the Democrats’ incoming Senate leader for 2022-24, Bobby Powell decided to run for Congress. The Democratic caucus then unanimously selected Book to be their incoming Senate leader for the 2022-24 Legislature. After a week, the Democratic caucus selected her to serve with immediate effect as minority leader. This was on April 28, 2021, after a no-confidence vote in then-leader Gary Farmer.
How old is Lauren Book?
Lauren Frances Book was born on October 12, 1984, in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., and is aged 37 as of 2021. She shares her birthday with famous people including Darci Lynne Farmer, Hugh Jackman, Bode Miller, Chris Botti, Chris Wallace, Hiroyuki Sanada, Josh Hutcherson, and Kirk Cameron, among others.
Lauren Book Family
Who are Lauren Book’s parents?
Lauren Frances Book was born in Hollywood, Florida to Patricia ”Pat” Book and Ron Book. Her father is a Florida lawyer and lobbyist, while her mother is a former chocolate retailer.
She was sexually abused as a child duration six years by her nanny and as a result, she developed anorexia. The nanny pled guilty to five felony charges and was sentenced to 10 years in jail, which was later extended to 25 years. In 2007, Books then founded a charity, Lauren’s Kids, to fight for stronger penalties for sex offenders.
Does Lauren Book have siblings?
Book was born to her parents as the oldest in a family of three children. She has two younger siblings.
Lauren Book Education
Book studied at the University of Miami, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2008. She later received her master’s degree in Community Psychology from the University of Miami in 2012.
Lauren Book Interests
After her graduation from college, Book taught in Miami-Dade public schools for one year. Beginning in 2010, she annually leads ”Walks in My Shoes”, a 1500-mile (2,400 km) walk from Key West, Florida, to Tallahassee, Florida. She has also written two books: Lauren’s Kingdom and It’s OK to Tell: A Story of Hope and Recovery. Book additionally designed an abuse prevention curriculum for implementation In Florida kindergartens.
Lauren Book Husband
Book has been married twice in her life, initially to Kris Lim, who is a professional golfer. The couple married in 2008 and their wedding was featured on We TV’s Platinum Weddings. However, they separated and parted ways in 2010 after a divorce.
Book later married Blair Byrnes in 2015, in a private wedding. The couple has been happily married and is now blessed with two children, twins.
Lauren Book Kids
Book and her faithful and loving husband, Byrnes, have two children together in their marriage. Their two children are twins, Hudson Lee and Kennedy Grace, born on February 16, 2017.
Lauren Book Height
Because of her anorexia condition, Book has a slim, sexy, and curvaceous body. However, she has not shared details about her height and weight with the media.
Lauren Book Net Worth
American politician, Book is a Member of the Florida Senate since 2016 and Minority Leader of the Florida Senate since 2021. She is also the author of two books and has been in politics from 2016 to the present. Book earns an average salary from her political career and has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of 2021.