Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief hired Florida Panthers lobbyist Michael Moskowitz to represent her in an ongoing ethics investigation.
Media Trackers Florida investigations into the residency of lawmakers have resulted in proposed legislation to force compliance with the state Constitution.
An ethics complaint filed against Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief may be political payback for her vote against budget increases for the Broward Property Appraiser’s Office, a Media Trackers Florida investigation discovered.
Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness appears to be thumbing his nose at residency laws regarding Broward County Commissioners. Strong evidence indicates Holness lives outside the district he represents, though Article II, Section 2.01 A(3) of the Broward County Charter clearly states each commissioner “must be a resident of the particular district upon election.” Last November, Holness won […]
Florida State Rep. Joseph Gibbons (D-Hallandale Beach), who claims to Florida elections officials that he lives in District 100 and can therefore lawfully represent the district, carefully avoided making such a claim under oath during a 2010 investigation of his residency. Gibons claims to live by himself in a Hallandale Beach condominium in Broward County and […]
The Broward County Property Appraiser revoked Florida House Minority Leader Perry E. Thurston, Jr.’s homestead exemption after Media Trackers Florida reported Thurston claims to be living outside his family home in order to fulfill the Florida Constitution’s residency requirements for state legislators. The Florida Constitution requires state legislators to live in the district they represent. Broward […]
Florida Rep. Hazelle P. Rogers (D-Lauderdale Lakes) appears to be flaunting the Florida Constitution’s residency requirements for state legislators. Rogers owns a large home with her husband outside the House District she represents, but claims she is living in a small, older condominium within her district. The Florida Constitution requires state legislators to live in […]