REDBROWARD spoke with new Broward County Commissioner Torey Alston just moments after his appointment by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday. Alston will serve as District 9 Commissioner through November 2024. He replaces controversial County Commissioner Dale Holness who resigned his seat to run for US Congress.

Alston discussed bringing high tech and manufacturing jobs to District 9 which includes parts of Fort Lauderdale, Tamarac, North Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Plantation and Sunrise.

Here is Torey Alston’s bio provided by Governor’s office:

Alston, of Fort Lauderdale, is Chief of Staff at the Florida Department of Transportation. Previously, he was Chief of Staff to two Broward County Commissioners and held positions in Miami Dade County Public Schools, the City of Gainesville and the Florida Department of Management Services. Alston is a Life Member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, a Life Member of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University National Alumni Association and a member of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials. He earned his bachelor’s degree and master of business administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where he served five years on the Board of Trustees. He will serve District 9, and his term runs through November 2024.