Rep. Hunschofsky during the opening day of the legislative session.

From State Rep Christine Hunschofsky:

On March 1, 2020, we had the first announcement that two Floridians had tested positive for COVID-19.

The virus has impacted our lives in so many ways, from our health to our economy, from how we connect with one another and how we do business, from how we learn to how we shop.

So much has changed in our lives this past year, and now with several vaccines available, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. As we wait for more vaccine supply to become available, please visit for updates and continue to take precautions to minimize the spread as we wait for vaccines.

March 2, 2021, is Opening Day for the Florida Legislative Session. The Florida Legislature meets every year for 60 consecutive days of session, and while some things will be different this year, there is much work for us to get done.

We will be tackling issues such as unemployment, insurance rates, early literacy, climate change, and flooding, among many other issues important to the residents of the State of Florida.

During session, I will continue to provide you with updates. If you wish to join our email list, please email to be added to the list.

Additionally, you can visit to watch meetings, review agendas, and presentations, and track bills that have been submitted. Please reach out to us at regarding any particular concerns you have with bills coming in front of us for debate and vote. I value your input and your perspective.

March is also Women’s History Month and a time we recognize and celebrate the contributions women have made to our country and history.

Our office is holding a Women’s History essay contest for students grades K-12 in District 96. To participate, please send us your essay of 500 words or less about a woman who you look up to or who you feel has made a positive contribution to our society.

We want to know why this woman is special to you. It could be someone from history or someone you know today. Email us the essay to with “Essay Contest” in the subject line. Please include your name, email, and phone number. We will have three winners from grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you in the Florida House. Please reach out to our office if we can be of assistance with unemployment issues, vaccine distribution information, or if you have a concern you would like addressed.

It is our pleasure to help wherever we can. In the meantime, follow me on Facebook at @RepHunschofsky and on Twitter at @chunschofsky for more updates. As always, I look forward to hearing from you!

Christine Hunschofsky

District 96 includes Coconut Creek, Parkland, a majority of Margate, and the north and east area of Coral Springs.

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