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Scott Israel Takes Big Fundraising Lead In Broward Sheriff Race

Even though he just entered the campaign, Scott Israel jumped into a big fundraising lead for the 2020 Broward Sheriff’s race. Israel hauled in 116 contributions totaling $76,210 for his Democratic Party campaign. Israel was removed from office by Governor Ron DeSantis.

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony, the man Governor DeSantis picked to replace Israel, has yet to file campaign paperwork. Last month, Broward School Board Member Lori Alhadeff held a fundraiser for a political committee supporting Sheriff Tony. So far, the Broward First political committee has reported $22,600 in contributions from three donors. Tony is a registered Democrat.

Democrat Al Pollock’s campaign reports $21,410 in contributions from 75 supporters.

The rest of the Democrat field is far behind. Andrew Smalling Of Lauderdale Lakes reports $14,732 in contributions. Santiago Vazquez raised $7,535 while Willie Jones reports just $4,949 in contributions.

According to his campaign reports, Raymond Hicks has not raised any money.

On the Republican side, H. Wayne Clark has raised $2,125 since joining the race in May.

Perennial candidate David Rosenthal (CPF-No Chance) raised $1,860 while managing to spend $2,232 for his 2020 bid.

Scott Israel Officially Running For Broward Sheriff

On Monday afternoon, former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel announced he wants his old job back. In a Facebook post, Israel said:

This morning I filed to run for Sheriff in the 2020 election.

I’ve been honored to serve as Broward’s elected Sheriff, overwhelmingly reelected in 2016. In my six years as Sheriff we were successful in significantly reducing violent crime and burglaries, we lowered recidivism rates, and kept the mentally ill and homeless out of our jails. We have forged relationships in communities that truly mattered and improved lives.

Over the last several months I have travelled throughout Broward County meeting with residents and am thankful for their kindness and strong support.

I’m anxious to get back to work.