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Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers Running For Broward County Commission

Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers is running for the Broward County Commission District 9 seat. Rogers, a Jamaican born Democrat, filed her paperwork with the Broward Supervisor of Elections office last week. The seat is currently held by Broward County Commissioner Torey Alston.

Rumors persist that Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton (D-Clown) will run for the same seat.

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony Yells At Deputies After Close Encounter With Local Activist; “I Am The Most Important Person” In Broward He Declares

Chris Nelson with two hard working members of the Broward Sheriffs Office (BSO)

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony flew into a closed door rage against his deputies at Wednesday’s special Broward County Commission meeting in Parkland following an attempted handshake from a local activist. Tony joined numerous elected officials and reporters for the swearing ceremony of new County Commissioners Torey Alston and Jared Moskowitz at Parkland City Hall. Chris Nelson, a local resident who gained notoriety for highlighting the hypocrisy of officials during the COVID-19 lockdown, also attended the ceremony.

On his Facebook page, Nelson shared photographs and video of his encounters with Broward’s elected elite. County Commissioners Mark Bogen, Tim Ryan and Jared Moskowitz posed with Nelson. But Nelson’s attempted interaction with the notoriously thin-skinned Sheriff Tony ended with BSO deputies getting yelled at by their boss.

According to a longtime BSO official, Sheriff Tony did not appreciated close contact with the Broward resident. The official told REDBROWARD that Tony took two deputies into a Parkland City Hall conference room and demanded they disable their body cameras.

Once inside the room, Tony excoriated the deputies for failing to keep a twenty-five foot buffer between himself and the public. Tony told his deputies he is “the most important person” in Broward County. Tony said punishment would result if they failed to maintain the buffer.

Video posted by Nelson after the ceremony shows Sheriff Tony gladly posing for pictures with everyone but Nelson. Also, the layout of city hall made any twenty-five foot buffer impractical. Deputies would need to keep Nelson or any member of public out of the public building when Tony was present.

More to come…

courtesy Chris Nelson

Newly Appointed Broward County Commissioner Torey Alston Talks Bringing High Tech Jobs To District 9

REDBROWARD spoke with new Broward County Commissioner Torey Alston just moments after his appointment by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday. Alston will serve as District 9 Commissioner through November 2024. He replaces controversial County Commissioner Dale Holness who resigned his seat to run for US Congress.

Alston discussed bringing high tech and manufacturing jobs to District 9 which includes parts of Fort Lauderdale, Tamarac, North Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Plantation and Sunrise.

Here is Torey Alston’s bio provided by Governor’s office:

Alston, of Fort Lauderdale, is Chief of Staff at the Florida Department of Transportation. Previously, he was Chief of Staff to two Broward County Commissioners and held positions in Miami Dade County Public Schools, the City of Gainesville and the Florida Department of Management Services. Alston is a Life Member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, a Life Member of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University National Alumni Association and a member of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials. He earned his bachelor’s degree and master of business administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where he served five years on the Board of Trustees. He will serve District 9, and his term runs through November 2024.