Endorsements

Dr. Jeff Holness has received many endorsements from various officials throughout Broward County

Endorsements

Broward County elected officials, community leaders, schools leaders and residents are overwhelmingly supporting, endorsing and choosing Dr. Jeff Holness to be their next Broward countywide school board member for Seat 9.

The mission of Hispanic Vote is to educate, inform and engage the community with the goal of increasing Hispanic voter and political participation. I am honored to announce that I received “The Hispanic Vote” endorsement as the most qualified candidate for the position of School Board of Broward County, At Large, Seat 9.

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Individuals

Nick Sortal

Councilman of Plantation

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Alexandra Davis

Vice Mayor of Miramar

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Ann Zucker

President of the Senior Democratic Caucus of Broward County and Co-President of the Weston Democratic Club

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Mike Ryan

Mayor of Sunrise

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Dale V.C. Holness

Mayor of Broward County

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Ken Thurston

Mayor of Lauderhill

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Senator Oscar Braynon II

Florida State Representative – Pembroke Pines, Miramar, West Park, and Pembroke Park

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Wayne Messam

Mayor of Miramar

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Dr. Rosalind Osgood

Broward School Board Vice Chair

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Frank Ortis

Mayor of Pembroke Pines

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Richard Campbell

Commissioner of Lauderhill

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Katie Edwards

Past Florida State Representative – Davie / Plantation / Sunrise

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Maxwell B. Chambers

Commissioner of Miramar

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Neil Kerch

Commissioner of Sunrise

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Mark Douglas

Deputy Mayor of Sunrise

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Erik Anderson

City of Plantation Councilman and Broward School Principal of the Year

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Ron Jacobs

President of Plantation City Council

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Rabbi Dr. Sheldon Harr

Founding Rabbi Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El

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Sydney Corbin

President of the City of Plantation Historical Society

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Yvette Colbourne

Commissioner of Miramar

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Julie Fishman

Commissioner of Tamarac

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Joey Scuotto

Assistant Deputy Mayor of Sunrise

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Lorenzo Wood

High School Assistant Principal/North Lauderdale Commissioner

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Ted Victor

President, Broward Social Network (BSN)

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Marlon Bolton

Vice Mayor of Tamarac

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Mike Gelin

Commissioner of Tamarac

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Tom Good, Jr.

Pembroke Pines Commissioner

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Joe Morguess

Vice Chair of Broward County Consumer Protection Board

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Marilyn Davis

Lauderdale Lakes Commissioner

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State Rep. Bobby Dubose

State Representative of District 94

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Donna Korn

Broward County School Board Chair

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Heather Pomper Brinkworth

Broward County School Board Member, District 3

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Julie Carson

Wilton Manors Commissioner

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Mike Albetta

Community Leader

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Narnike Grant

 

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Ruth Carter-Lynch

Community Leader

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Senator Perry Thurston

Senator

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Patti Good

Broward School Board Member, District 2

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Nick Sortal

Councilman of Plantation

Councilman Sortal is a long time resident of the City of Plantation. He has degrees in mathematics and journalism and has worked for South Florida Sun Sentinel for 30 years. He was also a high school basketball coach and a well respected community servant in the City of Plantation. Thank you Councilman Nick Sortal of Plantation. It is quite an honor to have your full support and endorsement.

Alexandra Davis

Vice Mayor of Miramar

Vice Mayor Davis spent her life in public service and has served on various Miramar boards including the Education and Planning and Zoning Boards. She has also created a youth apprenticeship program, ensured all schools in Miramar have school resource officers, and formed a nonprofit organization called the Caribbean American Teachers Association of Florida. She is also a certified teacher.

I look forward to working with Vice Mayor Davis to better the lives and learning outcomes of children in Miramar and across Broward.

Ann Zucker

President of the Senior Democratic Caucus of Broward County and Co-President of the Weston Democratic Club

Ann is a resident of Weston and a long time distinguished educator, community leader and Broward County Women Hall of Fame inductee. Thank you Ann for your strong support!

Mike Ryan

Mayor of Sunrise

Mayor Ryan has been serving as Sunrise’s Mayor since 2010 and has earned degrees in finance and law. He is a long-time resident of Sunrise and has served as PTA president and youth soccer volunteer coach for Sawgrass Elementary School. He has also served as Chair of the Education Advisory Board of Sunrise.

His leadership efforts in promoting community-based chess has led to the City of Sunrise earning the national title of “Chess City 2015” by the United States Chess Federation. Besides being involved with numerous boards in Broward County and receiving many awards for community involvement, Mayor Ryan has engaged in many charitable works such as traveling to Haiti to volunteer to help residents there and traveling overseas to help wounded soldiers.

Dale V.C. Holness

Mayor of Broward County

Recently named Legacy Magazine’s Public Official of the Year and South Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration Elected Official of the Year, Mayor Holness has also served in the past as City Commissioner and Mayor of Lauderhill. He has been serving on Broward County Commission since 2010.

Mayor Holness is a leader/member of many local and international civic organizations and has received numerous recognition awards for his dedication to public service. He is serving or has served as Chair of Broward Black Elected Officials, Broward County Children’s Services Board, Haitian American Leadership Organization, Broward League of Cities, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, Caribbean Democratic Club, Broward Democratic Black Caucus, and NAACP Life Member.

I am deeply grateful to have the support and endorsement of Mayor of Broward County Dale VC Holness.

Ken Thurston

Mayor of Lauderhill

Mayor Ken Thurston was first elected to Lauderhill Commission in 2010 and was elected Mayor of Lauderhill in 2018. Mayor Thurston has a BA in Economics and is a certified property manager and realtor. He belongs to numerous boards including but not limited to Broward League of Cities, Florida League of Cities, Broward Black Elected Officials, Broward County Water Advisory Board and Broward County Tourism Development Council. Mayor Thurston is also affiliated with Central Broward Kiwanis Club and Mount Olive Baptist Church.

I am honored to have the endorsement of Mayor Thurston and I look forward to working with him on school issues in Lauderhill and all across Broward.

Richard Campbell

Commissioner of Lauderhill

Campbell has been a Lauderhill resident since 1995. He completed a Master’s in Physical Therapy and a BA in Political Science. Commissioner Campbell is a member of the Lauderhill Recreation Advisory Board, Lauderhill Sister City Board, Lauderhill Kiwanis, and past president of the Estates of Inverrary HOA. He is also affiliated with the United States Soccer Association, Florida Soccer Association, Caribbean Americas Soccer Association, and a member of the Caribbean Democratic Club.

Thank you Commissioner Campbell for endorsing me. I am honored to have your full support and endorsement.

Maxwell B. Chambers

Commissioner of Miramar

Commissioner Chambers is a long time resident of Broward County. He is a strong community activist in his city who always supports not-for-profits that assist women and children in need such as the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center and the Children’s Harbor. He also actively participates in schools PTA and is a very involved volunteer at his daughter’s school.

Thank you Commissioner Chambers for endorsing me. I am honored to have your full support and endorsement.

Katie Edwards

Past Florida State Representative – Davie/Plantation/Sunrise

State Rep. Katie was one of the most effective, hard working, and accomplished legislators in our state. Even with the challenges of getting things done in Tallahassee, Katie has a proven track record of success including criminal justice reform and medical marijuana programs for patients suffering from several illnesses. Among many other things, I also admire her relentless support for both large and small businesses in the state.

Thank you Katie for all you’ve done for our state and I am honored to have your full support and endorsement.

Neil Kerch

Commissioner of Sunrise

Commissioner Kerch is a long time resident of Sunrise and received his J.D. in 2005 from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. He is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida. Commissioner Kerch has served as an Assistant Public Defender in Broward County and a Senior Associate Trial Lawyer at the law firm of Anidjar & Levine. He also has his own law office, Law Office of Neil C. Kerch, LLC.

Commissioner Kerch is a member of numerous professional associations and organizations. He has been a youth athletics coach for the children of Sunrise and has served on the City’s Leisure Services Advisory Board. Thank you Commissioner Kerch for your support and endorsement.

Mark Douglas

Deputy Mayor of Sunrise

Deputy Mayor Douglas is a graduate of Florida International University College of Law with a Juris Doctorate in law. He practices in the areas of Criminal Defense, Immigration Law and handles matters arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, (FLSA).

In Law School, Deputy Mayor Douglas served as president of the Black Law Students Association and was named to the Dean’s List of Scholars. Deputy Mayor Douglas has served the community in many areas. He assists with Citizenship drives within Broward, served as treasurer of the Jamaican American Bar Association, and served on the Board of several condominiums, including currently being president of his community condominium board.

He was a member of the Broward County Consumer Protection Board, The City of Sunrise Economic Development Advisory Board, the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board and the City’s Board of Adjustment. Additionally he serves as the City’s representative on the Board of the Broward League of Cities, on the National League of Cities Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Federal Advocacy (FAIR) Committee and appointed to the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust as a member of the Board of Trustees. Thank you Deputy Mayor Mark A. Douglas for endorsing me!!!

Erik Anderson

City of Plantation Councilman and Broward School Principal of the Year

Councilman Erik Anderson has resided in the City of Plantation for over 51 years serving as Principal for Tropical Elementary school for over 16 years and has also attended this school as a child. He served our students as a teacher then as a supervisor of one of the largest afterschool care programs in Broward then as assistant principal and principal.

He has earned recognition as Broward Assistant Principal of the Year Finalist, Principal of the Year, Florida’s Best and Brightest Principal Award, and a star on the sidewalk of Broward School Board building for winning the BEF Education Achievement Award. He is a member of several boards and community organizations and participates in yearly Relay for Life and other community related events. Thank you Councilman Erik Anderson for your full support and endorsement!!

Ron Jacobs

President of Plantation City Council

City of Plantation Councilman Ron Jacobs was first elected to Plantation City Council in 1993 serving several times as Council President. Ron received his Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern. He has a business background that includes law, real estate investing, financial markets and computers. Ron Jacobs is well respected by residents and leaders in our county. I am honored to have his endorsement.

“I have known Jeff Holness for several years as an educator, businessman and friend. He is a warm caring and intelligent person that enjoys working with people. I enthusiastically support him in his campaign”- Plantation Council President Ron Jacobs

Rabbi Dr. Sheldon Harr

Founding Rabbi Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El

Rabbi Harr is the founding Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El, Broward’s largest Jewish congregation. Rabbi Harr earned a Doctor of Ministry from Emory University and an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Hebrew Union College.

Rabbi Harr currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Broward Partnership for the Homeless. He also served as president of the West Broward Religious Leaders Fellowship and vice-chair of the Urban League.

Rabbi Harr led the National Rabbinic Cabinet of Jewish National Fund, served on many national commissions and boards and conducted seminars and programs at national conventions of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and the CCAR. In addition, he has served as president of the Southeast Region of the CCAR, and has been a member of the boards of the Jewish Federation, The Jewish Family and Children’s Service, and many other community organizations. I am honored to have Rabbi Harr’s endorsement! Thank you Rabbi Dr. Harr, a great friend and dedicated selfless leader of our community.

Julie Fishman

Commissioner of Tamarac

Commissioner Fishman has worked diligently to serve the residents of Tamarac and is a fine example of how city governments can work with schools on the common goal of improving children’s learning outcomes and wellbeing. She initiated the Little Free Libraries across parks in Tamarac, introduced Whole Child Tamarac Initiative, initiated Dr Seuss Birthday Event for younger children and created the Seven Cities Education Alliance. I am looking forward to working with Commissioner Fishman on various issues involving education in Broward County.

She is also very involved in her city and is a member of the Tamarac Community Emergency Response Team, Tamarac Relay for Life, and Tamarac’s Chamber of Commerce. Commissioner Fishman is a member of numerous organizations including but not limited to National League of Cities, Racial Equity and Leadership Council, Florida League of Cities, Broward League of Cities, Broward County Women’s History Coalition, Broward County Human Rights Board, Hispanic Unity of Florida, Broward Human Trafficking Coalition, Broward Veterans Coalition and South Florida Institute on Aging Action Coalition. I am honored to receive Commissioner Julie Fishman full support and endorsement and I am looking forward to working with her to improve the lives of students in Tamarac and all across our county.

Sydney Corbin

President of the City of Plantation Historical Society

Sydney Corbin, longest serving President of the City of Plantation Historical Society has endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness for School Board of Broward County, At Large, Seat 9. Sydney Corbin has been a resident of the City of Plantation for over 40 years and has been active in his community as a member of the St, Benedict’s Episcopal Church for over 20 years. President Corbin oversaw the Plantation Historical Society’s expansion and growth in it’s supporting role of the City of Plantation Historical Museum. He is a chartered life underwriter, a licensed life insurance agent and certified retirement planner.

Yvette Colbourne

Commissioner of Miramar

Commissioner Yvette Colbourne of the City of Miramar has endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness.

Commissioner Yvette Colbourne was elected to the City of Miramar Commission in 2013 and served as Vice Mayor for the City in 2014. Commissioner Colbourne also represents the city on the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) board and on the Broward League of Cities. She has 30 years of public service experience with Miami-Dade County serving as a member of a County executive team that successfully managed a $600 million budget and up to 2,000 employees. Commissioner Colbourne has a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Nova Southeastern University. Commissioner Colbourne also served her community as President of her homeowners association for 10 years; Vice Chair of the City of Miramar Economic Development Board; member of the Civil Service Advisory Board; and served as a member on the Broward County Diversity Committee.

Oscar Braynon II

Florida State Senator

Senator Oscar Braynon II of District 35 that includes parts of Pembroke Pines, Miramar, West Park, and Pembroke Park has endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness for School Board of Broward, At Large, Seat 9.

Senator Braynon has served as a member of the Florida State Senate since 2011 and had previously served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives for District 103. He was also the minority leader in the Florida Senate from 2016-2018. Senator Braynon has a long list of accomplishments and is currently serving as the vice chair of the Ethics and Elections Committee. Further, he is a member of the Appropriations Committee, Rules Committee, Joint Legislative Budget Commission, and the Innovation, Industry, and Technology Committee. Senator Braynon has received numerous awards as a public servant including United Teachers of Dade for Supporting the Children of Florida and Young Democrats of Dade for Outstanding Service and Leadership.

A strong and dedicated leader representing Southern Broward, I am honored to receive the endorsement of Senator Oscar Braynon II. https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/s35

Joey Scuotto

Assistant Deputy Mayor of Sunrise

Assistant Deputy Mayor of Sunrise Joey Scuotto has endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness for Broward County School Board, At Large, Seat 9.

He has served as a Sunrise City Commissioner since 1997. Assistant Deputy Mayor Scuotto participates in the Broward County School Board’s Partners in Education program and has sponsored numerous civic organizations and charities, including the American Cancer Association, the Dan Marino Foundation and the Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida. In addition, he is the president of the Sunrise Italian-American Civic Association. Commissioner Scuotto has been actively involved in his community and city including serving as Chair of the Florida League of Cities’ Environmental Quality Committee and on the National League of Cities’ Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. He is also the Chair of the South Florida Regional Planning Council. In addition, he is a small business owner of Scuotto’s Pizza & Pasta in Sunrise.

I thank Assistant Deputy Mayor Scuotto for his endorsement!!

Lorenzo Wood

High School Assistant Principal/North Lauderdale Commissioner

Commissioner Wood is a long time Broward Public School educator and current Assistant Principal at Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs. Prior to becoming an administrator, Commissioner Wood was a social studies teacher and department chairperson at Tequesta Trace Middle School, Weston. He was selected Teacher of the Year in 1995. He was also a high school administrator at Coral Springs High School before moving on to becoming Assistant Principal at Coral Glades High School.Mr, Wood has served on many committees at the school and district levels. He has also served on many community boards in the City of North Lauderdale and is currently President of the Hunter Run Homeowners Association. I am so honored to receive the endorsement of such a committed long time Broward Public School educator and administrator as well as a true public servant of his City of North Lauderdale.

Thank you Commissioner Lorenzo Wood.

Ted Victor

President, Broward Social Network (BSN)

Dr. Jeff Holness: Endorsed by Broward Social Network (BSN)!!!

I am so honored to be endorsed by Broward Social Network. Thank you owner, founder and CEO, Ted Victor and your organization for your confidence in me serving the children of Broward countywide. The mission of BSN is to mentor young people professionally, politically, culturally, educationally, socially, and economically. The BSN strives to prevent human trafficking, assist with political campaigns, promote local businesses and events on social media.

Ted Victor is also a Broward County Public Schools teacher and I am so honored to have his support and that of so many other teachers in Broward.

Marlon Bolton

Vice Mayor of Tamarac

I am proud to announce that I received the endorsement of Vice Mayor of Tamarac, Mr. Marlon Bolton. Vice Mayor Bolton completed a Bachelor of Applied Science at Miami Dade College and studies in criminal justice at Florida International University. He received the Power Player Award being named among the top 25 most powerful leaders in South Florida as published in the Florida International Magazine. Vice Mayor Bolton is currently a Broward County mediator, President of Forecast Holdings, LLC and senior pastor at Praise Experience Church.

In addition to his extensive community service, he is a member of numerous community clubs and organizations including Broward League of Cities, Florida League of Cities, National League of Cities, Broward County Community Action Agency, and National Black Caucus of Local and Elected Officials.

It is truly an honor to have the endorsement of Vice Mayor of Tamarac, Mr. Marlon Bolton!!!

Mike Gelin

Commissioner of Tamarac

Commissioner of Tamarac Mike Gelin, has endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness.
Commissioner Gelin is a member of the Broward League of Cities and the Tamarac North Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Haitian American, and Miramar Pembroke Pines Chambers of Commerce. He is also a member of the Broward Association of Health Underwriters. For many years, he was an active member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

Mike is a graduate of Morris Brown College and also studied abroad at the University of Ghana in West Africa as well as the American InterContinental University in London, England. Further Commissioner Gelin has earned multiple professional designations including the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist and the Group Benefits Associate from the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Commissioner Gelin has been a resident of Tamarac for 13 years as well as a small business owner. I am truly grateful to receive his endorsement.

Joe Morguess

Vice Chair of Broward County Consumer Protection Board

I am pleased to announce the endorsement of Mr. Joe Morguess, Vice Chair of Broward County Consumer Protection Board.

Joe, a longtime resident of Kings Point, Tamarac, Broward County is a retired clinical school psychologist and human relations trainer. He also worked for Broward County central area student support services. Joe is a member and past member of numerous boards including the Broward Elderly and Veteran Services Advisory Board. In addition, he worked as a columnist for KP Life and Forum Publishing Group. Further, Joe is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and County Mediator.

It is an honor to receive the endorsement of community leader and activist Joe Morguess of Kings Point, Tamarac!

Dr. Rosalind Osgood

Broward School Board Vice Chair

I am so honored to receive the endorsement of Broward School Board Vice Chair Dr. Rosalind Osgood.

Dr. Osgood graduated with both a Masters and Doctoral degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Osgood is licensed as the first female preacher in the history of the New Mount Olive Baptist Church. An ordained preacher, she earned a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is the founder of Dr. Rosalind Osgood Ministry International.

Dr. Osgood currently serves as an Associate Minister at New Mount Olive Baptist Church. She is also the CEO of Mount Olive Development Corporation. Further, Dr. Osgood became the first female chaplain of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. She was also a former adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University School of Business.

In addition, Dr. Osgood is a member of numerous organizations, committees and board including the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the Links, Inc. She also the author of the book titled, “The Story Behind the Story.”

Frank Ortis

Mayor of Pembroke Pines

Mayor Frank C. Ortis, a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, has served the communities of Pembroke Pines for many years. He’s been an elected official in the city for almost 25 years and serving as mayor now of this great city for over 15 years. Pembroke Pines, named “One of the Best Cities to Live in America” is the second most populous city in Broward. I had the pleasure in the past as well of teaching students in this beautiful city at Walter C. Young Middle and enjoyed making a positive difference in their lives.

Mayor Ortis has served and currently serves on numerous boards and committees, including being on the Board of the Broward and Florida League of Cities; Chair of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Committee on Jobs, Education and the Workforce; the USCM Vice Chair for Sports and Recreation, Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports; and the USCM Advisory Board; on the Broward County Workforce One Development Board; and on the Board of the United Way of Broward County.

He is a well respected civic leader and the recipient of many awards and recognition, including but not limited to being a recipient of the 2019 Florida League of Cities Home Rule Hero Award, and being named the 2013 winner of the prestigious E. Harris Drew Municipal Official Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by the Florida League of Cities. He was also named the Cities of Excellence “Mayor of the Year” by the Florida League of Cities in the past.

It is truly an honor to receive the endorsement of Mayor Frank Ortis of the wonderful City of Pembroke Pines!!!

Marilyn Davis

Lauderdale Lakes Commissioner

Commissioner Davis worked several years as an executive assistant and subsequently with her husband opened ASA Computer Centers in 1991. ASA Computer Centers is one of South Florida’s oldest black owned technology-based businesses, and established a free Computer Technician training program that has allowed minority technicians to intern and train in computer service and repair. Commissioner Davis and ASA Computer Centers has been featured on “Lift Every Voice” television program, Miami Herald, Westside Gazette, Broward Times, Vanguard Chronicle and the Sun Sentinel.

Commissioner Marilyn Davis belongs to many professional organizations. She currently serves as Secretary of Eastgate Homeowners Association, Treasurer of Harris Chapel United Methodist Church, and member of National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, National League of Cities, Women in Municipal Government, Florida League of Cities, and Broward League of Cities. She has served on the board of National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Chairperson on the City of Lauderdale Lakes Economic Development Advisory Board, Treasurer of the Lauderdale Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of Harris Chapel United Methodist Church Staff Pastor/Parish Relations Board, Lauderdale Lakes Woman’s Corporate Think Tank, and helped to establish a social club that collected and distributed toys to needy children at Christmas for over 13 years.

It is an honor to receive the endorsement of Commissioner Marilyn Davis of the “We Care” City Of Lauderdale Lakes!!!!

Wayne Messam

Mayor of Miramar

“After rigorous examination and assessment of Dr. Holness and his priorities for Broward County Public Schools, I am confident he will bring a fresh voice and effectiveness to the School Board to ensure our kids get the best education we can offer. I endorse his candidacy.” – Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam

Mayor Messam is committed to public service being elected to the Miramar commission in 2011 and has lived in Miramar for 18 years. He was raised in South Bay, Florida by loving and hard-working Jamaican parents. His father, Hubert Messam, labored in the sugar cane fields of the Glades as a migrant contract worker. Growing up in the Glades, he learned the values of hard work, discipline and the pride of culture, community and heritage and as a result was attracted to Miramar’s cultural diversity and sense of community.

Florida State University Black Alumni Association named Mayor Messam “Student of the Year” in 1996 for his exceptional accomplishments as a student-athlete. He graduated from FSU with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems in 1997. He is a Licensed as a General Contractor and a LEED-Accredited Professional.

Mayor Messam currently serves as President of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials. He also served as chair of the Broward County Small Business Development Advisory Board. He has made it his mission to teach other municipalities across the nation on how they can spark economic development through the development of Minority and Small Business program. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Pi Fraternity (Boulé) and 100 Black Men of South Florida and a deacon of the Fountain Church.

I am so honored to receive the endorsement of Miramar’s Mayor Wayne Messam!!!!

Tom Good, Jr.

Pembroke Pines Commissioner

After graduating from Cooper City High School, Commissioner Good enlisted in the military where he honorably served in the Navy for six years. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business.

Commissioner Good was elected to the Pembroke Pines City Commission in 2018. Thank you Commissioner Good for your endorsement and strong support!!!

Heather Pomper Brinkworth

Broward County School Board Member, District 3

Heather Pomper Brinkworth, Broward County School Board Member, District 3, endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness
“I am proud to endorse Dr Jeff Holness for the Broward County School Board, District 9 seat. Dr. Holness has the business experience necessary to apply strategic and critical thinking to board level decisions.

His business acumen and knowledge will be an asset to taxpayers and stakeholders. Dr. Holness is the father of two students currently attending Broward County Public Schools which provides him a unique and important perspective that is needed on the Board.

Dr. Holness has education experience and is respected in the community as an advocate and volunteer. The School Board of Broward County needs a leader like Dr. Holness in seat 9, and that is why I am endorsing Dr. Jeff Holness for School Board of Broward County.”

Senator Perry Thurston

Senator Perry Thurston

Senator Perry Thurston Endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness for School Board of Broward County, At Large!

Senator Thurston is a graduate of Morehouse College earning a B.A. in Finance and J.D from the University of Miami School of Law. Senator Thurston has served as a member of the Florida Senate since 2016 representing the District 33 which includes Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, North Lauderdale, Margate, Oakland Park, and other areas.

Senator Thurston also served four terms including being House Minority Leader from 2006-2014 in the Florida House of Representatives. I truly humbled and honored to be endorsed by Senator Perry Thurston!!!

Heather Pomper Brinkworth

Broward County School Board Member, District 3

“I am proud to endorse Dr Jeff Holness for the Broward County School Board, District 9 seat. Dr. Holness has the business experience necessary to apply strategic and critical thinking to board level decisions. His business acumen and knowledge will be an asset to taxpayers and stakeholders.

Dr. Holness is the father of two students currently attending Broward County Public Schools which provides him a unique and important perspective that is needed on the Board. Dr. Holness has education experience and is respected in the community as an advocate and volunteer.

The School Board of Broward County needs a leader like Dr. Holness in seat 9, and that is why I am endorsing Dr. Jeff Holness for School Board of Broward County.”

State Rep. Bobby Dubose

State Representative of District 94

State Representative of District 94, BOBBY DUBOSE endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness for School Board of Broward County, At Large Seat 9!

State Representative DuBose was born in Fort Lauderdale and graduated from University of Florida with a degree in economics. He was elected to the City of Fort Lauderdale City Commission in 2009 and was Vice Mayor of Fort Lauderdale from 2011 to 2012. State Representative DuBose succeeded Senator Perry Thurston in 2014 to become State Representative for District 94. He was re-elected to a second term in the Florida House of Representatives on November 2016 and accepted the position of Democratic Leader Pro Tempore until 2018.

State Representative DuBose is a life member of the NAACP, a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., a life member of the University of Florida Alumni Association and Florida Blue Key. He is also a member of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and Florida Conference of Black State Legislators. He has received countless community service awards including South Florida 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals by Legacy Magazine, Broward Education Foundation’s Hall of Fame Outstanding Achievement Award, and Florida League of Cities’ Legislative Appreciation Award in 2016, 2017, 2019. He is a member of the Mount Bethel Baptist Church. He is a husband and father with children attending Broward County Public Schools!

It is an honor to receive the endorsement of State Representative Bobby DuBose!!!

Julie Carson

Wilton Manors Commissioner

Wilton Manors Commissioner Julie A. Carson endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness for School Board of Broward County, At Large, Seat 9.

“Thank you Jeff Holness for your commitment to family and schools in Broward County. Your involvement as a business owner, parent, and educator are examples of why I support your candidacy.”.- Commissioner Julie Carson
Commissioner Carson who has lived in Wilton Manors for almost 20 years is a well respected leader who deeply cares about her community. She was first elected in 2010 and served as the City’s Vice Mayor from 2012 to 2014. She was re-elected to the Wilton Manors City Commission in November of 2016.

Commissioner Carson has received numerous awards including being honored with the 2015 Equality Florida Community Partner for Equality Award, being a 2014 recipient of the Trans Equality Award for her care, compassion and service to the Community, and being a 2012 National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment Voices of Leadership Honoree. She is a member or supporter of the Wilton Manors Historical Society, the NAACP, Pride Center at Equality Park, PEO Chapter CV, and the Florida Sheriff’s Association.

Thank you Commissioner Julie Carson for your endorsement and strong support!!!!

Mike Albetta

Community Leader

Past President of the Dolphin Democratic Club, Mike Albetta endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness for Broward County School Board.

Mike has many years of community service and in addition to serving previously as president of the Dolphin Democratic Club, he is currently serving as Regional Director of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus. He is also actively involved in his community at Lake Ridge in Fort Lauderdale and serving as President of the Lake Ridge Civic Association.

Thank you, Mike for your strong support and endorsement.

Narnike Grant

 

Mrs. Narnike Grant is supporting Dr. Jeff Holness for School Board of Broward County, At Large, Seat 9.

Narnike and I met on the campaign trail and together have shared so many wonderful ideas on how to move our district forward to create a brighter future for children in Broward County. Mrs. Grant’s passion to help children is evident in all aspect of her life. She served as PT0 president for two Broward County Public Schools including Heron Heights Elementary where my younger son Matthew is a student. She is a registered volunteer at the Broward Urban League and also for Broward County Public School.

Narnike completed a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University and a Master’s in Cross Disciplinary Studies at Nova Southeastern University. Mrs. Grant is the mother of 5 Broward County Public School children. She has a strong passion for education and the wellbeing of our children and is always open to listen to parents, students, teachers and staff. I am very grateful to have Mrs. Grant’s support and look forward to continue to share ideas on creating a brighter and meaningful future for children all across Broward County.

Ruth Carter-Lynch

Community Leader

Community leader and activist Ruth Carter-Lynch has endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness for School Board of Broward County, At Large, Seat 9.

“It is with great pleasure to endorse Dr. Jeff Holness for School Board of Broward County, Seat 9. As an educator and business owner, his proven business, education knowledge, and experience afford him the ability to be a very effective and efficient school board member who will represent the entire Broward County School District with integrity and honesty; always putting our children first. I am sure once elected, a person of Dr. Holness’ character will be a well-rounded and welcomed addition to the BCPS Board. Therefore Dr. Holness, you have Reverend Lynch and my full support.”

Mrs. Carter-Lynch earned a Master’s degree in Business Management/Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences. She is currently CEO of R&R Business & Political Consulting, Inc.. She was also a consultant for CMA Enterprise Inc and past president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of South Florida Palm Beach and Broward Counties. She is a strong community leader being a member of several community organizations including Broward Education Foundation, League of Women Voters, National Congress of Negro Women, and Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you, Mrs. Ruth Carter-Lynch, for your support and endorsement!!!

Patti Good

Broward School Board Member, District 2

“I am extremely proud to endorse Dr. Jeff Holness for the open At-large School Board Seat 9. Jeff is a caring community leader and father of two young boys who attend our schools. Through these difficult times, Jeff has kindly reached out to me countless times offering his help and guidance. Those are elements of a caring leader.

For over 20 years, he was an educator with the Broward school district, and closer to home, he was a teacher at Walter C. Young Middle. Jeff is a successful small business owner and there is no doubt his extensive experience would be an asset to the School Board.

As in my case, Jeff immigrated to this Country at an early age. He understands the struggles our students face and I am certain he will serve all students with great compassion and care.

Please consider my friend Jeff as you vote in this election and elect Dr. Jeff Holness for Broward County School Board Seat 9.”

COPA

Confidential Office Personnel Association

It is great pleasure to announce that I received the endorsement of Broward County Public School “Confidential Office Personnel Association” COPA!

“COPA serves all 230 Broward County Schools and over 100 district offices. These extremely talented men and women serve as the pulse and backbone of every school and district office. Their daily impact is evident in the success that Broward County Schools are known for. ” – COPA

Thank you COPA Board of Directors for taking the time to interview me and for supporting my candidacy to create a brighter future for Broward County Schools’ children!

Bless Broward

BLESS BROWARD is a Clergy Alliance made up of the North, Central and South Broward churches that “seek to Build, Lift, Empower, Sift and Source Broward.

BLESS BROWARD endorses Dr. Jeff Holness for School Board of Broward County, At Large, Seat 9!!!! I am truly humbled and feel so honored to receive this endorsement. Thank you for your support and confidence in me.

 

EMGAGE

EMGAGE seeks to educate, engage and empower Muslim American communities through educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development for the purpose of creating a community of equitable, knowledgeable, and motivated citizens.

Thank you EMGAGE for your confidence in me. I am so honored to receive your endorsement and support!!!

Save LGBTQ

SAVE is recognized as South Florida’s longest serving organization dedicated to protecting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) against discrimination.

SAVE’s mission is to promote, protect and defend equality for people in South Florida who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Women's March Florida- Broward Chapter Interview

Episode Sixty - Conversations with Candidates: Jeff Holness, Candidate for Broward County School Board, At-Large Seat 9.

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