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 District 5.

Organizations

ENDORSED BY BROWARD TEACHERS UNION

EMGAGE

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Individuals

Yvette Colbourne

Commissioner of Miramar

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Alexandra Davis

Vice Mayor of Miramar

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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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Ted Victor

President, Broward Social Network (BSN)

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Rabbi Dr. Sheldon Harr

Founding Rabbi Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El

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Katie Edwards

Past Florida State Representative – Davie / Plantation / Sunrise

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Neil Kerch

Commissioner of Sunrise

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Joey Scuotto

Assistant Deputy Mayor of Sunrise

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Ron Jacobs

President of Plantation City Council

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Lorenzo Wood

High School Assistant Principal/North Lauderdale Commissioner

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Sydney Corbin

President of the City of Plantation Historical Society

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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, District 5. 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.

Joey Scuotto

Assistant Deputy Mayor of Sunrise

Assistant Deputy Mayor of Sunrise Joey Scuotto has endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness for Broward County School Board, District 5.

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!!

Assistant Deputy Mayor of Sunrise Joey Scuotto has endorsed Dr. Jeff Holness for Broward County School Board, District 5.

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.

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!!!