Current Term: 11/2014- 11/2018
First Elected: March 1988
Lauderhill Resident: Since 1983

Born:
November 18, - Detroit, Michigan

Education:
BGS- University of Michigan
JD - Cleveland State University
LL.M. - Taxation, University of Miami

Occupation:
Attorney - Richard J. Kaplan, P.A.

Hobbies/Interest:
Travel, Wines, Music, Sports

Family:
Wife - Lynn Kaplan; Son - Andrew S. J. Kaplan

Committees/Boards:

  • Broward MP (served as Chair 2000-2007)
  • Florida MPOAC (served as Chair since 1999)
  • SEFTC (Served as Chair 2006-2011)
  • National League of Cities (TIS Steering Committee)
  • Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization (AMPO) (including past President 2004-2005)
  • State of Florida Strategic Intermodal System (SIS Steering Committee (2003 & 2009)
  • State of Florida 2025 Long Range Planning Steering Committee (2005) that created  the 2025 Florida Transportation Plan
  • US Conference of Mayors - Transportation and Communication Committee
  • Broward League of Cities - Transportation and Growth Management Committee

Affiliations:

  • The Florida Bar
  • eLauderhill News Editor
  • FINRA
  • North Shore Medical Center - Board of Governors
  • University of Michigan Alumni Club
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity, Fort Lauderdale Chapter

Awards:

  • 2009 - "Vision Award" from the Smart Growth
  • 2006 - "Outstanding Professional Achievement in Metropolitan Transportation Planning" from the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization (AMPO)
  • 2005 - "Vision for the Future in Transportation Leadership" from South Florida Commuter Services
  • 2004 - "Mayor of the Year" from National League of Cities