***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 workyou do on behalf of our wonderful residents.
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.
Arlene Anfossi thinks she can do the impossible: beat popular Broward County Mayor Marty Kiar in the race to be the next Broward County Property Appraiser. Kiar is the overwhelming odds-on-favorite to replace current property appraiser Lori Parrish.
In a Friday Facebook post, Anfossi wrote:
ELECT ARLENE GROSS ANFOSSI!!! This is my immediate family. My husband Oswald, My daughter Alicia and My daughter Rebecca. We have been residents of Broward County for almost 30 years and are very involved in our community.
Running for Broward County Property Appraiser is something my whole Family takes very seriously. In order for me to run and be on the Ballad I have to raise the filing fee of $6750.00. Please reach into your pockets and support me by making any contribution you can afford. Make your check out to Arlene Gross Anfossi Campaign and mail it to my home address which if you message me I will provide for you. Any questions for me please call me at 954-xxx-xxxx. I WILL make a difference.
Anfossi, a Fort Lauderdale resident, works as a sales director for a local beauty company. She is running as an NPA (no party affiliation).