‘Well-informed, pragmatic’: Jared Moskowitz adds two more backers to passel of CD 23 endorsements

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‘Jared Moskowitz has proven his ability to support our community.’

Broward County Commissioner Jared Moskowitz just added two more local endorsements to his list of more than 100 federal, state and local officials and organizations backing his bid for the U.S. House seat representing Florida’s 23rd Congressional District.

On Monday, Moskowitz’s campaign announced the support of Oakland Park Commissioner Jane Bolin and Wilton Manors Commissioner Mike Bracchi. The two coastal cities, along with Fort Lauderdale, are key constituencies of CD 23, which spans Broward and Palm Beach counties, and together make up the district’s southernmost portion.

Bolin, a lawyer in private life who last year completed a one-year term as Mayor of Oakland Park, said Congress needs “well-informed, pragmatic thinkers like” Moskowitz.

“Jared Moskowitz has proven his ability to support our community, both as a state Representative and during the pandemic when he distributed vaccines and PPE,” she said. “Right now, families and small businesses are hurting as inflation continues to rise, and we need trusted leaders like Jared who can help us rebound.”

Bracchi, a licensed lawyer and pharmacist, won election to the Wilton Manors City Commission in 2020. He described Moskowitz as having “strong Democratic values” that will inform his advocacy of community issues in Washington.

“Jared has been a fierce ally of the LGBTQ+ community throughout his career,” Bracchi said in a statement. “He was a leading co-sponsor of the equality-focused legislation in Tallahassee and in the wake of the Pulse shooting, he worked to support families who lost loved ones and the larger community, ensuring that Republicans in Tallahassee could not simply ignore us.”

Bracchi continued, “Jared ensured that the Wilton Manors community had access to testing and vaccines during the pandemic, and for that, we will always be grateful. I am confident that Jared will serve this community well as our next member of Congress.”

The presumptive front-runner in the race to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, Moskowitz is a former state Representative and director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

He has amassed an impressive array of endorsements since announcing his candidacy in March, including nods from former Secretary of State and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, 29 state Senators and more than 50 currently elected officials.

Organizations backing him include the Communication Workers of AmericaSEIU FloridaGiffords PACFlorida AFL-CIOFlorida State Lodge Fraternal Order of PoliceLeague of Conservation VotersBroward Teachers Union and Metro-Broward Professional Firefighters.

In the Democratic Primary, Moskowitz faces Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Ben Sorensen, former Anti-Defamation League leader Hava Holzhauer, perennial candidate Allen Ellison, former Central Florida Community Development Corporation Board member Mike Trout and entrepreneur Michaelangelo Hamilton, who may not be eligible for the election based on his age.

The winner of that contest, which culminates on Aug. 23, will face the victor of a Republican Primary between Palm Beach County Republican Committeeman Joe Budd, retired chiropractor Steve Chess, lawyer Christy McLaughlin, candidate Myles Perrone, lawyer Jim Pruden, insurance broker Darlene Swaffer, Centennial Management Corp. President Lewis Swezy and lawyer Ira Weinstein.

No-party candidates Mark Napier and Christine Scott are also running.

The General Election is on Nov. 8.

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Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect Mark Napier’s no-party affiliation.

Jesse Scheckner

Jesse Scheckner has covered South Florida with a focus on Miami-Dade County since 2012. His work has been recognized by the Hearst Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Society of News Editors, Florida MMA Awards and Miami New Times. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @JesseScheckner.


3 comments

  • Mark Napier

    July 20, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    Please do not suppress my First Amendment Rights to post facts.

    Believe half of what you see and nothing what you hear.

    Democrat puppet masters control Moskowitz. When Democrat leadership announced they would no longer support mask mandates, Jared quickly deleted his tweet “Mask, Mask …repeated 46 times shortly after his announcement he was running for office.

    Jared ignored an Affordable Housing in Broward County meeting, then before the story broke two weeks later he claimed on a political forum that he now supported Affordable Housing just before the report was disclosed.

    Special interest groups profiting from inflation has Jared in their hip pocket as they continue …like Ted Deutch…to contribute to his campaign.

    Jared who worked for Ashbrit Environmental with the experience for emergency planning, preventing and preparing for disasters and recovery failed to apply that knowledge as a Florida Senate official to protect children in schools. He now takes victory laps for what he did ‘after’ the disaster as “The Master of Dister”.

    WUSF reports…
    “After the Parkland school shooting, Florida lawmakers did pass a change to the state gun laws, poured millions of dollars into school security, and led to a red flag law …”

    Just saying the truth and being honest. Jared was there for the folks after, but was busy padding his ego before the shooting. All that I have stated can be backed up with links, articles and photos. Jared is a Chameleon misleading folks.

  • Christine Scott for Congress

    July 26, 2022 at 9:22 am

    Hey Mark!

    You don’t have 1st Amendment rights to post facts on a publisher’s site. You’re mistaken.

    Social media sites operate under the 230 because they are platforms. FloridaPolitics.com is not a platform. It’s a publisher. Therefore, they can do whatever they want in terms of who they censor and don’t let post. Case in point, they almost always block my comments. It’s their right. I can post elsewhere or on my site. Whatever. I think FP’s solidly left lean is obvious, so for them to ferret out voices that don’t sing their song is expected in this time of fake and biased articles.

    You slam Maskowitz for his 46+ mask post, yet it was you, not he who wore a mask into the PBA endorsement consideration meeting. What does that say? That he’s a tyrant and you’re a follower? Neither belong in Congress.

    People in the district have referred to him as Dr. Death. The Master of Disaster endorsed by Kilary. Weird world we live in.

    To this day, it seems that Moskowitz still hasn’t familiarized himself with Fauci’s 1980s paper on the ineffectiveness of masks. Apparently, you haven’t either.

    So, you’re still wearing a mask. Maskowitz isn’t. It very much seems like he’ll mask everyone first chance he gets. Yet, it looks like you’d do everything you can to beat him to the punch. My goodness.

    We need constitutionalist, not hypochondriacs in congress.

  • Christine Scott-Congress

    July 26, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    Hey Mark!

    You don’t have 1st Amendment rights to post facts on a publisher’s site. You’re mistaken.

    Social media sites operate under the 230 because they are platforms. FloridaPolitics.com is not a platform. It’s a publisher. Therefore, they can do whatever they want in terms of who they censor and don’t let post. Case in point, they almost always block my comments. It’s their right. I can post elsewhere or on my site. Whatever. I think FP’s solidly left lean is obvious, so for them to ferret out voices that don’t sing their song is expected in this time of fake and biased articles.

    You slam Maskowitz for his 46+ mask post, yet it was you, not he who wore a mask into the PBA endorsement consideration meeting. What does that say? That he’s a tyrant and you’re a follower? Neither belong in Congress.

    People in the district have referred to him as Dr. Death. The Master of Disaster endorsed by Kilary. Weird world we live in.

    To this day, it seems that Moskowitz still hasn’t familiarized himself with Fauci’s 1980s paper on the ineffectiveness of masks. Apparently, you haven’t either.

    So, you’re still wearing a mask. Maskowitz isn’t. It very much seems like he’ll mask everyone first chance he gets. Yet, it looks like you’d do everything you can to beat him to the punch. My goodness.

    We need constitutionalist, not hypochondriacs in congress.

    Christine Scott for Congress, FL’s D23

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