This week, supporters of Broward School Member Laurie Rich Levinson, including her husband Neil Levinson, have been accused of intimidating family members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting victims at early voting locations. On Saturday, loud supporters screamed at the wife and young child of her opponent Richard Mendelson. On Sunday, Neil Levinson allegedly yelled in the face of Johanna Feis, the younger sister of slain MSD coach-hero Aaron Feis. The Levinson campaign appears to have a history of these bullying tactics.
Back in August 2010, supporters of Laurie Rich Levinson told Weston voters to ignore the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) co-endorsement of Levinson and School Board Member Phyllis Hope. Broward CleanSweep obtained video of Hope supporter Patrick Joubin finally confronting one of Levinson’s supporters. Watch as the Levinson supporter plays the victim when asked about her dirty campaign tactics.
Bob Norman is teasing his report set to air tonight on WPLG/MIAMI LOCAL 10 News:
“Here’s what a Broward County School Board member said during an ethics workshop in January when new rules were proposed regarding elected officials’ relatives.”I got lots of relatives, so I don’t know what they’re all doing all the time,” the board member said. “So, you know, they could be having businesses all over the state.”Well it turns out that board member does indeed have two relatives — a nephew and great niece — involved in school board business. One of them even gave the board member/aunt a $500 campaign contribution.Is it believable that this board member really didn’t know her relatives were getting board business?You be the judge. The piece is airing tonight on Local 10 at 11 o’clock.“