FIU Law alumna Katie Edwards (’12) will succeed state Rep. Franklin Sands (D-Weston) as the State Representative for District 98. She defeated her Republican opponent, Cara Christine Pavalock, a bankruptcy and foreclosure attorney from Plantation, and will now represent a district that includes most of Davie and parts of Plantation and Sunrise.
“I congratulate Katie Edwards on her election to the House. Her commitment to public service and the community is palpable and we thank her for her service,” said Dean R. Alexander Acosta.
Ms. Edwards was born and raised in Broward County and has been a resident of Plantation for 23 years. She received her J.D. from FIU Law and her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Clemson University.