|Name||Sally A. Heyman|
North Miami Beach, Florida , United States
|| November 10, 1954
Jul 04, 2020 06:21pm
|Info||Commissioner Sally Heyman was first elected to the District 4 seat of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners in September 2002 after serving in the Florida House of Representatives for four consecutive terms. Prior to being elected to the Florida Legislature in 1994, Commissioner Heyman served as an elected council member for the city of North Miami Beach for seven years, and worked for the city of Miami and North Miami Beach Police Departments. |
Commissioner Heyman has an educational and professional background in criminal justice and law enforcement that includes a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Florida, a master of science degree from Nova University and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Miami. In addition to being a member of the Florida Bar, she holds state and national certification in crime prevention.
She is a crime and loss prevention specialist and attorney, and has her own consulting firm specializing in premises liability and criminal victimization.
Commissioner Heyman displays untiring energy in supporting human issues legislation, especially in the areas of funding social services; the protection and care of women, children and vulnerable adults; public education funding; protecting personal freedoms; and promoting responsible gun laws.
The nature of the majority of her sponsored legislation is public safety. She has successfully passed into law bills addressing domestic violence, juvenile justice, boat safety, false alarms, handicap parking revisions, increased penalties for elder and child abuse, debt collection courts, end of life directives, agriculture theft, pest control regulations, outreach for high-risk pregnant women, eminent domain and adoption-foster care.
Born in Baltimore, Md., Commissioner Heyman grew up in South Florida and attended Dade County Public Schools. She has been and remains active in charitable, women's issues, political and community organizations and activities.