The fingerprints of Democrat consultant Dan Lewis appear to be all over a shadowy political committee opposing the re-election of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. Earlier this month, REDBROWARD reported Lewis met with the backers of the Citizens Over Public Safety (COPS) political committee. On April 2, REDBROWARD first reported the committee backers hoped to use “COPS” to support the campaign of Democrat James Fondo. Sources told REDBROWARD the backers discussed tactics with Lewis including the use of his controversial “blue card” mailer. The pro-Fondo forces plan use COPS to attack Israel while Fondo remains “above the fray.”
According to Broward Supervisor of Elections records, COPS was formed on February 24, 2016 by Dr Michael J. Cohen and accountant Jack Milberry. COPS mailing address is 2800 W. State Road 84, Suite 105 in Fort Lauderdale. This is the offices of Milberry & Kesselman CPA, LLC.
(According to Broward Supervisor of Elections records, James Fondo signed his paperwork for the Broward Sheriff’s race on March 16, 2016. He listed Jack Milberry as his campaign treasurer using the Milberry & Kesselman CPA, LLC address.)
Acccording to website domain records, Dan Lewis, owner of JNAC Communications and Management Services LLC, purchased domains related to the COPS political committee. The domains were registered in late February 2016. The domains include CitizensOverPublicSafety.com and CitizensOverPublicSafety.net.
Why is Democrat Dan Lewis so eager to openly challenge Sheriff Scott Israel? Lewis is known to use websites and blogs to settle political scores. Last month, REDBROWARD reported Lewis used his Broward Health blog to attack North Broward Hospital District leaders after they rejected his bid for hospital services. Did Lewis have similar issues with the Broward Sheriff’s Office?
We reached out to Lewis for comment. We will update story if he responds.