Broward school board swears in DeSantis’ appointee

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Daniel P. Foganholi, Gov. Ron DeSantis’s appointee, was sworn in on Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale as a member of the School Board of Broward County.

DeSantis had already appointed Foganholi on April 19, 2022, to join the board on May 3, 2022, to represent District 5 after Rosalind Osgood’s departure to serve in the state’s senate.

After his service ended in November, DeSantis reappointed him to represent the board’s District 1. Voters elected Rod Velez in November, but he was never sworn in because he had been waiting for clarification over an aggravated battery case in 1995. When he was set to be sworn in, DeSantis declared his seat vacant.

Foganholi had just finished a temporary term on the school board after being selected by DeSantis to replace Rosalind Osgood in District 5. Osgood was elected to the Florida State Senate.

Foganholi, who is of Brazilian descent, earned certificates in marketing and business management from Florida Atlantic University. He is also the director of legislative affairs for the Christian New Generations Children’s Ministries.

Foganholi rejoins school board members Lori Alhadeff, Torey Alston, Brenda Fam, Debra Hixon, Jeff Holness, Sarah Leonardi, Nora Rupert, and Allen Zeman.

About the Authors:

In January 2017, Hatzel Vela became the first local television journalist in the country to move to Cuba and cover the island from the inside. During his time living and working in Cuba, he covered some of the most significant stories in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba. 

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.