About Howard C. Forman
Clerk of the Courts Howard Forman, elected to the Clerk's office in November 2000, was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1946 and moved to Florida in 1955. He attended the University of Miami and the New York Institute of Finance.
Prior to being elected Clerk, Forman served on the Hallandale Beach City Commission, the Broward County Commission, and in the Florida Senate. He has repeatedly earned leadership positions while in office, including being named Chair of the County Commission, elected Chair of the Broward Legislative Delegation, and appointed Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee (1990-1992), Senate Health Care Committee (1993-1994), Joint Legislative Auditing Committee (1993-1994) and Joint Everglades Oversight Committee (1996-1997 and 1998-1999). Forman was also Chairman of the Clerk of Courts Operations Corporation (2007-2010).
Forman's work on behalf of the people of Florida has been honored by numerous organizations, including Broward County Democratic Executive Committee, Broward County AFL-CIO, Broward County Sierra Club, Early Childhood Development Association, Autism Society of America, Florida Consumer Action Network, American Lung Association, and numerous others.
Forman was married to Susan Schwartzman of Charleston, S.C., until her passing on May 15, 2011. Forman has two children, two step-children, and four grandchildren.