After Florida Senate loss, Barbara Sharief announces she’ll run again — in election that’s two years away
Barbara Sharief put $630,000 of her own money into her unsuccessful 2022 campaign for a seat in the Florida Senate. Three weeks after she received 39.7% of the vote, Sharief says she'll run again in 2024. Many elected Democrats were furious that she ran in 2022, something Sharief says isn't a concern to her.sun-sentinel.com
What does the Florida primary tell us about November elections? Is that an ominous sign for Democrats?
After the months of fire and fury from Democrats declaring outrage over Gov. Ron DeSantis, the number of voters who participated in their party’s summer primary to pick a DeSantis challenger was slightly lower than in 2018.sun-sentinel.com
Playing in a sandstorm can cost you your race
Omar Smith, a political consultant to Dale Holness’ campaign, also defrauded the federal government in the PPP scam. The Street Detective has learned that in the past Holness has been the favorite in Caribbean communities, but don’t count Cherfilus-McCormick out. The sandstorm began almost immediately with Book and her campaign accusing Sharief of “defrauding Medicaid”. Again, if The Street Detective was a betting person, I would put money on the incumbent, Senator Lauren Book, by a slim margin. With no opponent in her race, one would think there are no trails in the sand to follow for Senator Rosalind Osgood’s state senate race.thewestsidegazette.com
‘Spews that lie over and over again’: Is there anything positive in showdown between Book and Sharief?
There’s little, if anything, that’s forward-thinking or positive in Broward’s hottest political contest of the summer. The protagonists, Lauren Book and Barbara Sharief, are competing ferociously for a seat in the Florida Senate.sun-sentinel.com
Lauren Book and Barbara Sharief face off in contentious Democratic primary for Florida Senate
The hottest 2022 election in Broward is the Florida Senate showdown between Democrats Lauren Book and Barbara Sharief. Voting during the Aug. 23 primary is open to all voters, since there's no other party running. The winner will go to Tallahassee. It could leave political scars when the campaign is over. “Both are well-respected. I wish it didn’t have to be this way.”sun-sentinel.com
Jared Moskowitz’s swearing-in to Broward Commission is moved up for ailing dad
Mike Moskowitz, a powerful presence in Broward politics for decades, and the father of Jared Moskowitz, was diagnosed with prostate cancer and his health is declining. Jared Moskowitz was appointed to the Broward Commission by the governor.sun-sentinel.com
DeSantis names Jared Moskowitz, Torey Alston to Broward commission
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Two familiar faces in Broward are becoming county commissioners. Jared Moskowitz and Torey Alston will be appointed to open commission seats by Ron DeSantis, the governor announced at a news conference Tuesday morning in Fort Lauderdale. They take those positions on Jan. 11, replacing Dale Holness and Barbara Sharief, who resigned to run for Congress. “Let’s just hope that this appointment is nowhere near as eventful as the last job you gave me,” Moskowitz joked to DeSantis after the announcement. His term will run through November 2022.thewestsidegazette.com
Gov. DeSantis appoints Jared Moskowitz and Torey Alston as Broward’s two new county commissioners
Broward’s two newest county commissioners will be Jared Moskowitz, the state emergency management director who oversaw Florida’s pandemic response, and Torey Alston, who led as chief of staff for the state transportation department, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday.sun-sentinel.com
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: October 17, 2021
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg speak to Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, former prosecutor Gail Levine and congressional candidates Barbara Sharief, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick and Dale Holness.
The “Not At All” Caucus
Growing up as a child, my mother often told me, “Once a task you have begun, never rest until it’s done. Many of them, however, have selected the “not at all” option by simply walking away from the voters they promised to represent. In doing so, they have left the vulnerable communities they serve, to fend for themselves, against the wiles of a craven governor. While Governor DeSantis is willing to sink to deplorable levels to propel his own presidential ambitions, he is not to blame for this inevitable cluster bomb. We can thank the “Not At All Caucus” for that.thewestsidegazette.com
Broward looks to expand vaccines; all adults who want shots might get them by May
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Like clockwork, residents of John Knox Village in Pompano Beach received their second COVID-19 vaccine shots Tuesday. Broward County leaders are now working with the state to figure out how they can get shots into the arms of more seniors. “I received a call from the governor’s office asking if we knew of any churches that would be willing to be vaccine distribution sites,” Sharief said. “I think it’s a way to target, to get the vaccines to the senior community quicker. “I think we’re only going to get 50% of the adult population to agree to take it,” Broward Mayor Steve Geller said.
Barbara Sharief, Candidate for U.S. Congress Launches Campaign Website
[SOUTH FLORIDA] – Congressional candidate Barbara Sharief has launched her campaign website for District 20 Seat for 2022. District 20 includes the City of Miramar, parts of Southern and Central Broward, the West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach areas in central Palm Beach County and The Glades area. The website includes Barbara’s background, experience and qualifications, some of the issues she will focus on in Washington, DC and several tabs to enable viewers to make a contribution, volunteer or just to stay informed and follow the campaign. You can now follow the campaign on multiple platforms:Sharief will bring her experience at the local, county and state level to Washington to benefit of District 20. “I am looking forward to serving the people of District 20 in Washington.sflcn.com
Broward County Commissioners Barbara Sharief to Run for U.S. Congress
(SOUTH FLORIDA) — Barbara Sharief has filed to run for the United States House of Representatives in District 20 in 2022. For the past 10 years Barbara Sharief has had the honor of serving Broward County as their Broward County Commissioner, County Vice Mayor and two terms as County Mayor. Sharief has been a strong advocate for the residents of her district and the people of Broward County. Prior to running for the County Commission, Sharief served on the Miramar City Commission where she also served as Vice Mayor. As a member of the National Association of Counties, Sharief served on the Health Steering Committee and attended the Large Urban County Caucus regularly.thewestsidegazette.com
NBC Links Celebrates 25 Years of Service and Honors Founding Members on December 12
Submitted Sheri BrownThe North Broward County Chapter celebrates 25 years of dedicated community service, making a difference in the lives of thousands of at-risk children, youth, families, homeless men, women, and the elderly. This milestone year will be marked by a celebratory drive-thru event to honor the two co-organizers of the NBC Chapter – Margaret Roseburr and Dottie Ruffin – and will be held at the Coral Springs Performing Arts Center, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, FL 33065, on Saturday, December 12, 3-5 p.m. The Mayor of Coral Springs, Scott Brooks, will honor them with keys to the City of Coral Springs and County Commissioner and Link Sister Barbara Sharief will honor them with Keys to the County. Also, a bench will be dedicated to the chapter for outstanding community service and placed in the Peace Garden at Coral Springs Performing Arts Center. For additional information or questions, contact Chapter President Link Joe Ann Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Broward approves racial equity task force; considers making Juneteenth a paid holiday
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The creation of a racial equity task force has been approved by Broward County commissioners. The 37-member group will be asked to “identify systemic and racial inequities and develop a detailed plan aimed at eliminating racism and create greater racial equity in Broward,” the commission announced Wednesday. Juneteenth a paid holiday? Commissioners are also considering making June 19 an official paid holiday for the county in recognition of Juneteenth, which commemorates the official end of slavery in the United States. “I think that this date needs to be given as much the same consideration as any other paid holiday that we’re taking off in Broward County,” Commissioner Dr. Barbara Sharief said.
Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief to Run for U.S. Congress
[SOUTH FLORIDA] – Barbara Sharief has filed to run for the United States House of Representatives in District 20 in 2022. For the past 10 years Barbara Sharief has had the honor of serving Broward County as their Broward County Commissioner, County Vice Mayor and two terms as County Mayor. Sharief has been a strong advocate for the residents of her district and the people of Broward County. Prior to running for the County Commission, Sharief served on the Miramar City Commission where she also served as Vice Mayor. As a member of the National Association of Counties, Sharief served on the Health Steering Committee and attended the Large Urban County Caucus regularly.sflcn.com
Broward Approves Its Own Police Oversight Board
^ Keep New Times Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free. The new policing and criminal-justice review board was approved at the commission's October 20 meeting. Former Broward County mayor and current county commissioner Barbara Sharief was part of the push to have members of law enforcement on the review board. Several residents voiced objections to that provision, expressing concerns about having members of law enforcement on a police-review board. On the other side of the spectrum, other residents feared the review board could inspire calls to defund police in Broward County.browardpalmbeach.com
Broward Approves Its Own Police Oversight Board
Broward County will soon have its own police oversight board. Less than two months after commissioners in Miami-Dade voted to revive the county's police oversight board, lawmakers in Broward County have voted to create a similar panel to investigate complaints against officers. One will be nominated by the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association, the other will be handpicked by the sheriff. Former Broward County mayor and current county commissioner Barbara Sharief was part of the push to have members of law enforcement on the review board. On the other side of the spectrum, other residents feared the review board could inspire calls to defund police in Broward County.miaminewtimes.com
Broward works out details of 23-member criminal justice review board
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – “People on the street are crying for justice, for fairness, for transparency,” Broward County Mayor Dale Holness says. And in response to those cries for racial justice and police reform, county commissioners met Tuesday to create a criminal justice review board made up of 23 members of the community. “We’re not just looking at policing and police abuse, but also the whole criminal justice system,” Holness said. What happens when someone goes before a judge?”At Tuesday’s county commission meeting, the proposal for a board was hashed out. Most of the time in chambers was spent debating who would be allowed to sit on this review board to look at cases and come up with changes.
Nonprofit Positivity Pays creates trading cards to highlight community heroes
Positive imagery is vital for creating standards of behavioral ideals and expectations for young adults within our community. “Leading by example is one of the best ways to serve our community, and Positivity Pays has given me an amazing platform to do so.”The 2020 Community Heroes Trading Card Series is the second of its type from Positivity Pays, which also produced a Black History Month Trading Card series in February 2019. Those featured 29 trading cards profiling prominent and inspirational African American men and women of South Florida, with a new card released each day in February. The 2020 Community Heroes Trading Cards series will available October 1, 2020 on PositivityPays.com. To cover printing and production costs, the cards are $14.99 per set and $1.99 for individual cards.thewestsidegazette.com
Mayors aim to continue to punish face mask violators in South Florida
MIAMI – Miami-Dade and Broward counties decided to continue to enforce the local orders to wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Gov. Ron DeSantis' Phase 3 delays the county’s request for collections for some time in the future. “The reason it has gone down is because we have taken all these steps,” said Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernández. Dr. Andrew Pastewski, intensive care unit medical director at Jackson South Medical Center, said he is concerned about all of the pictures he has seen of people socializing in South Florida.
Free walk-up testing site opens in Broward County
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. Leaders is Broward County will hold a news conference Wednesday morning at a new coronavirus testing site in Pembroke Park. The news conference at the Koinonia Worship Center and Village at 4900 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.Broward County Mayor Dale Holness will speak at the press briefing, along with Rep. Shevrin Jones, Broward County Commissioner Dr. Barbara Sharief, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony, West Park Vice Mayor Brian Johnson and West Park Commissioner Felicia Brunson. The walk-up testing site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday only. No appointments are need to be tested and testing is free to all.
Broward leaders say protesters have been heard and discuss ways to address injustice
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Broward County commissioners held a moment of silence for George Floyd at their meeting Tuesday morning and then they got down to brass tacks discussing what they say is longterm structural and institutional racism that led to the protests this weekend. Theyre looking to add programs to the county budget for minority employment and youth services, even enhancing existing programs to change the arrest rate. They framed it as a historical overhaul to address injustice, insisting everyone in the community has been affected by this outrage in one way or another. We are praying for peaceful protest.Sheriff Gregory Tony also spoke about what his department is doing and its budget. The discussions on the budget, and how they can make some of those plans a reality, are continuing.
Should cruise ship with sick patients be allowed to dock in Fort Lauderdale?
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Local officials are debating whether to allow a cruise ship with sick passengers to dock in Fort Lauderdale. Holland America Line’s MS Zaandam cruise ship is on its way to Port Everglades in hopes of docking there next week. If it all goes as planned by Holland America Line, it will arrive at Port Everglades March 30, according to the statement. But Cruise Mapper and other ship tracking services showed its Port Everglades arrival to be April 7. Some of the first COVID-19 cases reported in Broward County had links to workers who were in contact with cruise ship guests arriving at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.
Hunger again targeted
Davie, Fla. Feeding South Florida hosted its 5th Annual Happy Harvest Donor Recognition Breakfast, a celebration of its outstanding community partners who support Feeding South Floridas mission to end hunger in South Florida, at Signature Grand on Dec. 4. Dr. Barbara Sharief, Broward County commissioner, provided a keynote address during which she pledged $25,000 to Feeding South Florida this year and challenged those in the audience to pledge what they can. Feeding South Florida is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. Providing support for 25 percent of the states food insecure population, its mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. Feeding South Florida distributes nearly 62 million pounds (51.6 million meals) of food annually, to over 700,000 individuals through direct-service programs and a local network of approximately 300 nonprot partner agencies.sfltimes.com
Broward County commissioners approve vote to build emergency tower in West Lake Park
Broward County commissioners discussed the divisive emergency tower, which residents want placed in the Circ Residences. "This commission could be at least open to the option that the Circ could be a possibility," Broward County Commissioner Beam Furr said. Several of Broward County's commissioners said they want the tower built in West Lake Park, citing an expert report that said the park was the best possible location. "I don't care if we have to put a million pounds of concrete to get it to the right height in West Lake Park." Tuesday's vote on building the tower in West Lake Park was approved 8-1, but residents have said they will sue to stop it from happening.
Broward commission approves vote to build emergency tower in West Lake Park
Broward County commissioners discussed the divisive emergency tower, which residents want placed in the Circ Residents . "This commission could be at least open to the option that the Circ could be a possibility," said Broward County commissioner Beam Furr. Several of Broward's commissioners say they want the tower built in West Lake Park, citing an expert report that said the park was the best possible location. "I don't care if we have to put a million pounds of concrete to get it to the right height in West Lake Park." Tuesday's vote on building the tower in West Lake Park was approved 8-1, but residents have said they will sue to stop it from happening.
Hurricane Irma: Powerful storm blamed for two deaths
Irma's core slammed Barbuda before moving over St. Martin and Anguilla and parts of the British Virgin Islands. On Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands, Kennedy Banda said fierce winds blew out the windows of his home. The hurricane earlier battered a string of northern Caribbean island nations, situated east of the more populous Virgin Islands group and Puerto Rico. Roughly 10 of these smaller islands -- such as St. Martin, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis -- were pounded by hurricane conditions. -- In the US Virgin Islands, Gov.
Florida Panthers ask for $86 million bailout to help pay for rent at BB&T Center
SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers faced some high stakes Tuesday; not on the ice, but at Broward County Hall. With opposition building against the Florida Panthers' request for $86 million for free rent at the county-owned BB&T Center in Sunrise, a majority of county commissioners made it clear at a workshop meeting Tuesday that they're in favor of a major public giveaway to the hockey team. "If the Panthers leave and there is no professional sports team as a tenant then the value plummets," Kiar said. "I'm leaning somewhere between $4 million and $5.6 million," Sharief said. "My understanding of a partnership is there is a sharing of the responsibility, a sharing of the profits," Ryan said.