Far-Left Outsiders Still Funding Takeover Coral Springs Commission

Nancy Metayer’s latest run for a seat on the Coral Springs city commission is overwhelmingly fueled with contributions from progressives who do not live in the City of Coral Springs, records show. Metayer, a young “climate justice organizer,” is running for Seat 3 against four other candidates. In 2019, Metayer came in a close second for the race to be Mayor. Both campaigns were primarily funded by far-left groups and local politicians.

Metayer’s 2019 mayoral campaign received numerous contributions from progressive groups like Common Voices, Alliance For A Better Community, FLIC Votes, SEIU and Ruth’s List. None of these groups are located in Coral Springs. Metayer had the support of controversial politicians like Broward Dale Holness, Tamarac Commissioner Mike Gelin and Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana.

According to Metayer’s campaign reports, only 30 contributions came from Coral Springs. Over 90% of her 304 contributions were made from people and groups from outside Coral Springs city limits.

In a stark contrast, Metayer was defeated by Scott Brook who received 53 percent of his campaign contributions from Coral Springs residents.

The numbers for Nancy Metayer’s 2020 campaign are similar. As of August 2020, Metayer reports 515 contributions to her city commission campaign. Just 63 contributions come from Coral Springs residents. Outsider contributions make up nearly 86% of Nancy Metayer’s support.

Metayer received contributions from Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton and Plantation Councilwoman Denise Horland. She received campaign support from failed Broward State Attorney Joe Kimok, who wanted to decriminalize hard drugs.

Metayer received funding from Dwight Bullard and the New Florida Majority political committee which is conducting operations in support of Joe Biden and the Democrats. She received contributions from Ithohan “Stephanie” Ighodaro whose “Hard Knock Strategies” received $6 million dollars from George Soros’ Win Justice PAC.

Metayer received numerous contributions from politicians calling for defund of the police like Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana and Mike Gelin of Tamarac.

Metayer received support from Jasmen Rogers-Shaw, a founder of the local Black Lives Matter (BLM). Metayer attended several BLM/Dream Defenders protests this summer.

But Metayer is not the only Coral Springs candidate with backing from the far left.

STACKING THE CORAL SPRINGS COMMISSION

In 2018, Joshua Simmons, a Broward school teacher, beat incumbent Coral Springs Commissioner Lou Cimaglia. Despite being a political novice, Simmons managed to collect nearly $32,000 in campaign contributions. Simmons received contributions from MoveOn.org, Emerge (Emgage), and Latino Victory US. Simmons had the financial support of politicians like Rep Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), Broward School Board Member Rosalind Osgood, and Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness.

None of these politicians represent the City of Coral Springs.

According to the reports, more than 75% of Josh Simmons’ campaign contributions came from outside the City of Coral Springs.

Simmons used Holness Consulting, a company owned by Damara Holness, as his campaign consultant.

In the 2019 City Commission race, candidate Khurrum Wahid showed numbers similar to Nancy Metayer. For the June 18, 2019 seat 2 election, Khurrum Wahid reported 202 total contributions. Only 21 of the contributions came from Coral Springs. Ninety percent (181) of Wahid’s contributions were made by entities outside Coral Springs.

Why are progressive groups and outside interests flooding Coral Springs elections with money? What do they want in return? What happens to the Coral Springs Police Department if Simmons and Metayer try to “defund the police?”

Published by Tom Lauder

Covering South Florida Politics Since 2010...As Seen On: POLITICO, The Huffington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, WPLG LOCAL 10 (ABC MIAMI), The New Times

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