Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness hired Anthony Bonamy as his aide less than a month after he was fired by the City of North Lauderdale. Bonamy had been the deputy city clerk of North Lauderdale since December 2020. The North Lauderdale Commission fired Bonamy on April 13, 2021 after REDBROWARD revealed his role in the “Tamarac Post” website which supports Marlon Bolton, Elberg Mike Gelin and Dale Holness. While Bonamy’s role in political consulting caused concerned for North Lauderdale leaders, it did not stop Holness from using Broward taxpayer dollars to put Bonamy on the County payroll.
According to Broward County Commission visitor logs, Dale Holness met with Anthony Bonamy on May 5th to “discuss office details.” Two days later, Holness and Bonamy met again. At the second meeting, Holness and Bonamy discussed “future items.” On May 14, 2021 Bonamy met with Holness chief of staff Heidi Richards. The log indicated Bonamy provided “documents” to Richards. As of publication, Anthony Bonamy is listed as a Holness aide on the official Broward County Commission website.
Why is Dale Holness and his allies so eager to use taxpayer dollars to keep Anthony Bonamy employed?
Did Dale Holness instruct Bolton and North Lauderdale Commissioners Samson Borgelin and Regina Martin to get Bonamy the North Lauderdale deputy clerk position?
Now that he is a county employee, is Bonamy allowed to keep shilling for Dale Holness in the Tamarac Post?
Since running opposed in 2018, State Representative Anika Omphroy (D-Hazelle Rogers Is My Aunt) has received 119 notices from the Florida Department of Elections regarding campaign reporting violations, records show. During her 2020 campaign, Omphroy received 41 letters for failing to file reports documenting campaign contributions and expenditures. On Friday, REDBROWARD broke the news Broward State Attorney Harold Pryor recused himself from an investigation into Omphroy’s election law violations.
Governor DeSantis issued an executive order after Pryor asked Governor Ron DeSantis to reassign the matter to Miami- Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. Pryor asked to be disqualified to avoid the appearance of any impropriety since Omphroy was a donor to his 2020 election.
Even though her campaign received 98 letters from the State of Florida regarding violations during the 2020 elections, it appears Anika Omphroy has not learned any lessons.
Less than one month after filing her paperwork for the 2022 election, Anika Omphroy picked up her first “fail to file” letter of the new year. The March 11, 2021 letter is one of six “fail to file” letters sent to the 2022 Omphroy campaign.
When she ran unopposed in 2018, Omphroy still received 15 letters from the State of Florida. In 2020, Omphroy picked up 41 “fail to file” letters, 32 fine letters and 4 orders from the Florida Elections Commission.
During all three elections, the letters from the State begin within thirty days of Omphroy opening her campaign.
Maybe Omphroy should hire a new campaign treasurer?
Oh wait, Omphroy has served as treasurer for her three campaigns.
Why can’t Anika Omphroy file the legally required paperwork?
Voters deserve to know who is funding her campaigns, right?
During a June 2020 Facebook Live meeting, State Representative Anika Omphroy said North Lauderdale Commissioner Samson Borgelin and Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton (D-Bully) were the politicians she “admired the most.” Let’s hope Omphroy’s aunt, Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers, wasn’t watching. Unsurprisingly, all four Broward politicians are strong supporters of Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness.