Tag: Broward County Commission
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Ryan NicolDecember 5, 2018

Broward County Commission members outlined their top requests from the Legislature for the upcoming 2019 Session. The commissioners met Tuesday with several members of the Broward County legislative delegation at the Broward County Governmental Center in Fort Lauderdale. Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen led the discussion. Bogen said the county’s main priorities are substance abuse […]

Ryan RayApril 6, 2016

Though Rep. George Moraitis has always been outnumbered by Democrats in the left-of-center Broward legislative delegation, the Fort Lauderdale Republican expressed confidence on Wednesday after Ken Keechl‘s announcement he’s running against Moraitis this year. Keechl, a former Broward County commissioner and mayor, criticized Moraitis as being out of step with voters on social and environmental issues, as well as […]

Ryan RaySeptember 9, 2015

Former Senate Democratic leader Sen. Chris Smith filed Division of Elections paperwork Wednesday for a run in Broward County Commission in 2016. The Fort Lauderdale lawmaker first elected to the state House in 1998 will take on incumbent Commissioner Dale Holness in District 9 in central Broward. “Just filed for Broward County commission District nine. Excited to start […]

Ryan RayJuly 23, 2015

Many dissident Florida Democrats who resented a perceived “coronation” of Charlie Crist as last year’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee see the same establishment attitude toward U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy as he fends off a challenge from U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson for the Senate. Those progressives who supported former Sen. Nan Rich against Crist last year might be surprised, then, […]

Phil AmmannApril 2, 2015

The Florida Supreme Court takes up one legal issue that arose from the 2014 elections, when they hear arguments next week about residency requirements for write-in candidates. In a case emerging from a Broward County Commission race, justices will determine whether write-in candidates on the ballot should “close” party primaries. Tyron Francois, a write-in candidate, submitted […]

Phil AmmannDecember 11, 2014

As part of an effort to boost its advocacy in Tallahassee, the Broward County Commission chose its lobbying lineup for 2015 – a six-member team that includes three firms new to the county in the past few years. Each of the firms selected are a veritable who’s who of Florida lobbying houses: Adams St. Advocates, Ron Book, […]


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