Lauren Book, Gary Farmer among officials endorsing Dan Daley to succeed Jared Moskowitz
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Dan Daley

South Florida state Sens. Lauren Book and Gary Farmer are backing Dan Daley‘s bid to replace state Rep. Jared Moskowitz in House District 97.

Daley is seeking a move to Tallahassee after Moskowitz was selected by Governor-elect Ron DeSantis to take over the Division of Emergency Management. He announced a new round of endorsements Friday.

Democratic state Reps. Evan Jenne of Dania Beach and Shevrin Jones of West Park join the nearby Democratic senators on the list of endorsements.

Daley also earned support from local officials, including Broward County Commissioner and former state legislator Nan Rich, as well as Broward County School Board Member Lori Alhadeff. Local gun control activist Fred Guttenberg also endorsed Daley’s campaign.

Alhadeff and Guttenberg are among the parents who lost children in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. HD 97 covers parts of Coral Springs, home to several families whose children attend Stoneman Douglas.

“I am honored and humbled by the early and strong Democratic support from respected community leaders who represent the values that Broward cares about,” Daley said.

Daley has promised to continue Moskowitz’ push for tighter gun laws in the state.

“Rep. Moskowitz was well-known as someone who would and could work across the aisle to achieve good things for Broward County,” Daley said in comments to Florida Politics announcing his run. “After Parkland, he was an unquestioned leader who stood by the families and worked to pass the first significant gun safety legislation in a generation — I want to continue that good work.”

Coral Springs was one of several jurisdictions to challenge preemption laws on the gun control issue, Daley said he supported that measure while serving on the Coral Springs City Commission.

“I am running for State House to continue to be a strong democratic voice for my home community, Northwest Broward County,” Daley added.

Ryan Nicol

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 [email protected]

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