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Awkward? Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony & Former Sheriff Scott Israel Attend Same Judicial Fundraise

On Sunday, a who’s who of Broward elected officials, candidates and lawyers gathered at the home of former Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish for Judge Tarlika Navarro’s campaign kickoff. Like previous events at Parrish’s southwest Broward home, guests gathered around the pool to listen to the guest of honor. While the attendance of candidates on the same ballot is not uncommon at these fundraisers, Sunday’s event took it to a whole different level.

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony, a newly minted Democrat, attended Navarro’s kickoff. Also attending the Navarro kickoff was former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. Governor Ron DeSantis removed Israel over issues stemming from the 2017 massacre at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Tony was appointed by Governor DeSantis to replace Israel.

The very definition of a party foul? Didn’t anyone check the guest list?

Both men are running for the 2020 Democrat Party nomination for Sheriff. No word if Tony and Israel spoke at the event.

UPDATE: Marty Kiar Wins Broward Property Appraiser Race

***UPDATE*** Kiar just posted the following statement on Facebook:

I have very exciting news. I am still waiting for the official letter from the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, but my opponent withdrew from the race. That means I am the Property Appraiser-Elect and will be sworn in on January 3, 2017. I am so excited to serve Broward County’s 1.8 million residents as our next Property Appraiser. I want to thank everyone for your support and I especially want to thank my friend and mentor, the wonderful Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish. Lori, you have done an incredible job and your shoes are big ones to fill. I promise that I will work tirelessly to continue the great work you do on behalf of our wonderful residents.

Original Story:

Broward County Mayor Martin Kiar is the new Broward County Property Appraiser. Kiar won when Arlene Anfossi, the write-in candidate, withdrew from the race. The well-liked Kiar had no Democrat or Republican opponent.

Kiar will replace Lori Parrish.