Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Barrington Russell has joined three other Democrats in the race to replace Hazelle Rogers in Tallahassee. On Tuesday, Russell filed his campaign paperwork for the Florida House of Representatives District 95 seat. First elected in 2008, Russell’s term as mayor ends later this year.
Russell joins a race already filled with Broward Democrat party activists and insiders. Patrick Jabouin, a BSO employee, has served as an official for many Democrat clubs targeting the Caribbean community. Robert Lynch, and his wife Ruth Roman Lynch, have been vendors on several Democrat campaigns. The controversial Roxanne Valies is closely tied to the term-limited State Rep. Hazelle Rogers.
Last April, REDBROWARD https://redbroward.com/2015/04/16/valies/ Valies residency issues. According to numerous Federal, State and local records, Roxanne Y. Valies does not live in District 95.
The Florida Constitution requires all state legislators to live in the House or Senate district they represent. Since 2013, this reporter has exposed numerous politicians violating the residency requirement. These politicians included State Sen. Maria Sachs, Rep. Lori Berman, Rep. Perry Thurston, Rep. Jared Moskowitz, Rep. Alan Williams, and Hazelle Rogers, the current representative of District 95.
Valies currently resides in House District 97, represented by Democrat Jared Moskowitz. According to the Broward County Property Appraiser (BCPA), Valies has owned a spacious Sunrise townhome since 1998. Valies receives the full Homestead tax exemption at this address.
BCPA records show Valies has owned a much smaller Lauderhill condominium since 2003.
While her official campaign documents filed with the State of Florida show a Tamarac address, voter registration websites show Valies is still registered to vote at her Sunrise home.
Corporate documents Valies filed with the State also use her Sunrise address.
Federal campaign records from 2012 and 2014 show Valies made contributions to the Obama Victory Fund and the Democrat Executive Committee of Florida. These contributions list Valies address in Sunrise.