Lamar Fisher’s December fundraising nets him biggest kitty among Broward County Commission candidates
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Lamar Fisher
The former Mayor of Pompano Beach is seeking a second term in a changed district.

Broward County Commissioner Lamar Fisher’s December donations pulled him ahead of all other county candidates running for office this cycle, even though he doesn’t have a direct competitor.

The District 4 Commissioner raised $30,350 last month in his bid for a second term. It’s not as good as his November high-water mark, but he now has $141,185 to spend if a challenger emerges in a district that’s been reshaped because of redistricting.

Nearly 40% of Fisher’s December cash — about $12,000 — came from people in the real estate business, property management, architecture, construction, or planning. The ambulance transport sector — three different Miami companies at the same address — contributed $3,000 with three checks of $1,000 each.

Fisher, who was Mayor of Pompano Beach for 11 years, collected $1,000 checks from Nova Consulting in Miami; the Revocable Trust of William Murphy, a Fort Lauderdale real estate developer; Blackfin Partners & Investment, a Fort Lauderdale real estate company; the Revocable Trust of William Lehmkuhl, a Wilton Manors real estate investment operation; Hirsch Stevedoring, a Fort Lauderdale company; 13th Floor Investments, a Miami developer; R.G. Business, a Miami ambulance transport company; MCT Express Inc., a Miami ambulance transport company; R.G. Ambulance Services of Miami; James Donnelly, a Fort Lauderdale property manager; LSN Partners, a Miami consulting firm; Llorente & Heckler, a Miami law firm; Heckler & Corp., a Miami public affairs company; AMP IV-Hidden Harbour LLC, a Fort Lauderdale housing company; ANF Group, a Davie construction company; Bonnie Miskel, a Boca Raton lawyer; and Dunay Miskel & Backman, a Boca Raton.

Commissioners who represent even-numbered districts will face an election this year.

Fisher’s district no longer extends to the Palm Beach County line and is now roughly bounded to the north by Northeast 48th Street. It has become more compact, hewing more closely to the county’s northeast side than it did before. Deerfield Beach dropped out of District 4 entirely.

District 4 spans the eastern part of the county, including portions of Fort Lauderdale, Hillsboro Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lighthouse Point, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach and Sea Ranch Lakes.

Fisher, the president and CEO of Fisher Auction Company, first won his Commission seat by defeating Shari McCartney in 2018 by a 14-point marginChip LaMarca had been in the seat before his successful run for House District 93.

Fisher’s campaign faced a Jan. 10 deadline for reporting all fundraising activity through Dec. 31.

Anne Geggis

Anne Geggis is a South Florida journalist who began her career in Vermont and has worked at the Sun-Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal and the Gainesville Sun covering government issues, health and education. She was a member of the Sun-Sentinel team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Parkland high school shooting. You can reach her on Twitter @AnneBoca or by emailing [email protected].


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