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It’s official: Dan Daley files paperwork to succeed Jared Moskowitz in HD 97

Coral Springs City Commissioner Dan Daley has filed paperwork to run for the House District 97 seat soon to be vacated by state Rep. Jared Moskowitz.

Daley declared his intent to run for the seat after Moskowitz was chosen by Governor-elect Ron DeSantis to head the state’s Division of Emergency Management. Daley says the paperwork to declare his candidacy was officially filed Tuesday morning.

“I am grateful to the residents of Coral Springs for their confidence in me for the past six years,” Daley told Florida Politics when announcing his run.

“Serving at the local level, knowing the families, knowing their needs and knowing how to be an effective public servant will help me be an effective and strong voice for this district from day one.”

Democrats are favored to hold onto the seat, which includes parts of Sunrise, Tamarac and Coral Springs.

But Daley is expected to face a challenge from other Democrats.

Max Schachter, who lost his son, Alex, in the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, floated a potential run late last week. He announced Monday, however, that he would not seek the seat.

Daley has said he hopes to continue work on gun safety which was pushed by Moskowitz. Coral Springs was one of several jurisdictions to challenge state-level preemption laws on gun control.

A special election for the seat will be scheduled after Moskowitz resigns.

“It has been an honor to serve my hometown and we have made some great strides; I look forward to earning our community’s support in this next chapter of service to our great state,” Daley said.

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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 ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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