Florence Shapiro

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Florence Shapiro

American politician from Texas add

Category: Politics

Born in 1948.

Countries: Texas (63%), United States (26%), Israel (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Texas, George W. Bush, Jack Harvard

Linked to: Republican Party, Hillcrest High School, Richardson Independent School District, University of Texas at Austin




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Florence Shapiro was born in 1948 add something


Florence Shapiro entered politics after being elected to be a member of the Plano, Texas City Council, where she served six terms from 1979 to 1990 add something


Shapiro was subsequently elected Mayor of Plano, Texas and served from 1990 to 1992 add something


Florence Shapiro was first elected to the Texas Senate in 1992, after defeating Democratic incumbent Ted Lyon, serving since 1993 add something


Jack Harvard - However, in 1992, he tried for the Texas State Senate, but lost to Florence Shapiro, who served on his city council and was his successor as mayor


Shapiro previously served as Senate State Affairs Committee chair and since 2003 has chaired the Senate Education Committee add something


In January 2005, she was elected President pro tempore of the State Senate, becoming second in the gubernatorial line of succession, behind the Lieutenant Governor of Texas add something


When both Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst were out of the state on official business on April 9, 2005, Shapiro served as the Governor for a day, the sixth woman in Texas history to do so add something


Since the formation of the committee, Shapiro has begun heavy fundraising, both in Texas and out-of-state, and by the end of 2008, had raised more money than any other declared candidate, to date the highest of any declared Republican add something


President George W. Bush appointed her to serve on the Honorary Delegation to accompany him to Jerusalem for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel in May 2008 add something


On July 15, 2008, Shapiro announced the formation of an exploratory committee for U.S. Senate, the first candidate to do so add something


However in January 2011, she decided against continuing a campaign for United States Senate add something


In September 2011, Shapiro announced that she would not be a candidate for reelection add something