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Jessica Ehrlich

Jessica Ehrlich
Residence St. Petersburg, Florida
Alma mater Vanderbilt University
Southern Methodist University
Occupation Attorney
Political party Democratic

Jessica Ehrlich is a St. Petersburg, Florida attorney. She was the Democratic nominee for Florida's 13th congressional district in (2012), losing to long-time incumbent Bill Young. Ehrlich was running for a re-match until Young died and Democrat Alex Sink entered the race. Ehrlich dropped out of the race after Sink declared her candidacy.


  • Personal life and education 1
  • Career 2
  • On the issues 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Personal life and education

Jessica Ehrlich was born at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida. Ehrlich grew up in St. Petersburg attending The Canterbury School and graduating from Shorecrest Preparatory School.[1] Ehrlich graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1995, and later earned her J.D. from Southern Methodist University.[2] Her father, Charles Ehrlich, was a prominent attorney in St. Petersburg who served as a Florida Assistant State Attorney.[3] Charles and his mother Jeanette escaped from Nazi Germany in 1944.[4] Her mother, Jacquelyn Ehrlich, an evangelical Christian of the Presbyterian faith, is a retired registered nurse and a graduate of the London School of Economics.


Ehrlich interned for Florida federal judge Elizabeth Kovachevich. Ehrlich also worked for Goldman Sachs, Estée Lauder, and Cartier.[5] Ehrlich has worked for Republican Congressman Clay Shaw and Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch. She is affiliated with Ruth’s List Florida, She Should Run, and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers.[6] Ehrlich has also been affiliated with Yad Vashem, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Florida Holocaust Museum, and the American Israel Friendship League.[4]

Ehrlich ran for Congress in 2012, losing to 21-term incumbent Republican Congressman Bill Young. Ehrlich declared to run again in April 2013 facing Congressman Bill Young. Young announced on October 9, 2013 his intent to retire in 2014. Young died on October 18, 2013.[6][7] Her candidacy was initially endorsed by EMILY's List,[8] but was rescinded after former Florida CFO Alex Sink announced her candidacy in the race.[9] Ehrlich later dropped out of the race.

Ehrlich currently practices law St. Petersburg, Florida. She is a Certified Family Law Mediator and also specializes in regulatory and compliance law for businesses.

On the issues


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  7. ^ Zengerle, Patricia "Rep. Bill Young, longest serving Republican in U.S. Congress, dead at 82" (Oct. 18, 2013) Reuters|
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