Political newcomer Elizabeth McHugh has won the endorsement of the Sun-Sentinel in her race against Mitch Ceaser to be the next Broward Clerk of the Courts. Ceaser, the longtime chairman of the Broward Democratic Party, is facing a tough challenge from McHugh, the administrative director of the Broward Public Defenders Office. Brenda Forman, wife of the current clerk, Howard Forman, is running as well.
The Sun-Sentinel wrote, “With McHugh, we envision a well-run clerk’s office that will put a premium on efficiency, innovation and customer service. ‘I was made for this job,’ she said. We agree.”
On Wednesday evening, all three candidates spoke before the Haitian American Democratic Club in Plantation.
Even though Broward Democrat consultant Dan Lewis tries to distance his clients from his “fake” endorsement card, campaign literature shows Lewis’ clients share the same US Post Office mail permit as his endorsement card. The Florida’s Democracy Project endorsement card has mail permit number 2743. Lewis has admitted being the man behind Florida’s Democracy Project card.
Mailers for Lewis’ clients also bear the same mail permit number. These clients include Clerk of Courts candidate Mitch Ceasar, judicial candidates Kim Mollica, Doreen Turner Inkeles and others.
Lewis has said clients cannot pay him to appear on the “fake” blue card. He claims they pay him for consulting services, mailing and data.