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Voters in Charge announces Broward County leadership committee

Voters in Charge, the political committee supporting Amendment 3, has announced its newest leadership committee, this time in Broward County.

Amendment 3 would give voters control over gambling expansion in Florida. Right now, polling shows majority support for the measure, though surveys disagree over whether it will clear the 60-percent threshold required for passage.

“We are thrilled to have the support of so many pillars of the community for this important amendment,” said Voters in Charge Chairman John Sowinski.

“For most of our lifetimes, decisions about casino gambling were left up to the voters. It is past time to return that right to Floridians and take it away from politicians and special interest groups in Tallahassee.”

The Broward County committee members include:

Diane Bendekovic, Mayor of Plantation and former educator

Ben Sorenson, Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner

Richard Rosenzweig, Former Deerfield Beach Commissioner

Donna Pilger Korn, Broward County School Board member

Robin Bartleman, Broward County School Board member

Richard Hoye, First Vice Chair Broward Democratic Party and Broward County Public School teacher

Jeff Pole, Second Vice Chair, Broward Democratic Party

August Mangenay, President of the Margate Democratic Club

Mitchell Stollberg, Chair, Legislative Committee, Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida

Anthony Quackenbush, Democratic Professionals Network

Laurie Plotnick, Democratic Party Area Leader Coral Springs, former educator and principal

The gambling industry is opposing the amendment, arguing it would make it harder to expand access to gambling in the state. FanDuel is the latest major gambling service urging voters to vote ‘no’ in November.

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to

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