When local high school kids got together to honor one of their favorite teachers, they probably didn’t expect to meet Jared Moskowitz, son of Broward Democrat mega-insider Michael Moskowitz. The group gathered at Wings Plus to hear from “Teacher of the Year” Robert Sutton. Mr. Sutton is the Republican candidate for Broward County Commission District 3 seat. He is challenging the incumbent Stacy Ritter(D-Booby Trap).
At first some thought Moskowitz was lost; He doesn’t live in the Florida House District 97 for which he is running. Moskowitz was accompanied by Republican Coral Springs Commissioner Larry Vignola. The mere thought of Moskowitz supporting Sutton over Ritter would send shockwaves all over Broward.
In a recent BrowardBeat.com story, Moskowitz proclaimed to be a “moderate Democrat”. Sutton has significant grassroots support from Republicans, Independents and even Democrats in District 97. Even though Sutton is a friend and supporter of Jim Gleason, Moskowitz’s Republican opponent, it is possible Moskowitz and Vignola were hoping to attract that same support.
Michael Moskowitz is a neighbor of Ritter and her lobbyist husband Russ Klenet. He has been her lawyer. She ran to the Moskowitz house when her father chased her with a gun.
Ritter’s stranglehold on District 3 has been weakened by numerous scandals and her overwhelming support of Barack Obama. In 2008, Ritter, chair of the Obama campaign in Broward, held a fundraiser for the Obama in her Parkland estate.
Maybe Jared heard Stacy and Russ didn’t bother to vote in August for friends Ilene Lieberman and Nick Steffens.