Dave Brown, Democrat candidate for Broward County Supervisor of Elections, was denied an opportunity to speak at the Women Of Color Empowerment Institute Candidate Forum even though his opponent was given a prominent speaking role. Brown is challenging Brenda Snipes, the current Supervisor of Elections. The Women of Color group was organized by Snipes’ legal counsel, Burnadette Norris-Weeks. Snipes is a member of the Women of Color group.
In an exclusive interview with REDBROWARD, Brown said organizers denied him a speaking opportunity because the Supervisor of Elections race was not on the agenda. Snipes was on the agenda. She spoke more than two minutes about the upcoming elections. Her speech was recorded by Fred Bellis, another high ranking official who works for Snipes.
Making Snipes’ bush league move even more troubling, the public forum was held in a library owned by Broward taxpayers.
Broward deserves a Supervisor of Elections who does not play games with public forums. We deserve a Supervisor of Elections Office that protects free speech and welcomes debate.