HD 97 mayors back Dan Daley for State House

Daley has been outspoken in favor of local governmental control.

Coral Springs Commissioner Dan Daley has secured the support of every local mayor inside House District 97 as he continues his run to be the area’s next state Representative.

Daley announced his bid in December after Jared Moskowitz, who was representing the district, was tapped by Gov. Ron DeSantis to lead the Division of Emergency Management.

Tamarac Mayor Michelle Gomez, Sunrise Mayor Michael Ryan, Plantation Mayor Lynn Stoner and Coral Springs Mayor Pro Tempore Joy Carter all say they’re endorsing Daley in the upcoming special election for HD 97. DeSantis has not yet issued an executive order for the special election.

“Local Mayors truly know their communities best, and having spent the last several years working alongside these leaders, I am honored to have their support as I strive to continue to represent and fight for the needs of Northwest Broward as their next Representative in Tallahassee,” Daley said in response to the endorsements.

“I am dedicated to making sure that our cities get their fair share and will continue to work with these leaders to fight for District 97.”

Daley has been outspoken in favor of local governmental control, even serving as president of the Broward League of Cities.

The mayors endorsing his campaign join several other lawmakers who have backed Daley’s bid. Most members of the Broward legislative delegation have already endorsed Daley. And Moskowitz also threw in his support in mid-January. Daley also announced he had raised more than $75,000 in his first three weeks of campaigning.

That would appear to make Daley the favorite for the seat, should anyone even offer up a challenge. Currently, Daley is the only candidate who has formally declared to run.

Ryan Nicol

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