PRESS RELEASE: Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has become the first ever countywide Democratic candidate in Broward history to qualify for the ballot by petition signatures. To qualify for countywide office, the Sheriff was required to submit 10,675 certified petitions, and he submitted considerably more to the Supervisor of Elections office to ensure he was safely over that amount.
“It is an amazing show of our broad based, grassroots support that over ten thousand Broward Democrats signed cards to place my name on the ballot. I am grateful for their show of support in the work I've done over the past four years. I'm also very grateful to the dedicated campaign volunteers who spent hundreds of hours helping us with this enormous effort. We really enjoyed the opportunity to talk one-on-one with tens of thousands of Broward voters.”
According to Amy Rose, Campaign Manager for Sheriff Israel, “this achievement is particularly significant as it represents more than 10% of the total number of ballots likely to be cast in the August primary. Starting with this commitment of support from Broward Democratic voters is a huge advantage for Sheriff Israel heading into the primary."
Elected in 2012, Sheriff Scott Israel is a career law enforcement officer who has successfully implemented new policies and approaches to public safety that sharply reduced violent crime and burglary rates since taking office. The Sheriff’s innovative initiatives have also helped keep children in school and out of jail. He has worked to combat gun violence, helped the homeless, and diversified the agency at all levels to better reflect our community. Sheriff Israel also stands out in the law enforcement community for his vocal support for tougher gun control laws and for moving forward with his program to equip all uniformed law enforcement deputies with body cameras.
With this impressive record, it is no surprise Sheriff Israel is often called Florida’s most progressive and successful sheriff. Broward County is truly safer and more united as a result of his dynamic leadership.
For more information about Sheriff Israel or his campaign, please visit www.SheriffIsrael.com