Broward Acting Sheriff Al Lamberti has officially applied for the position of interim sheriff.
Lamberti is one of eight people seeking an appointment from Gov. Charlie Crist until November 2008, when the interim sheriff would have to pass muster with the voters. If appointed, Lamberti will have the advantage of incumbency in next year's election. But he is a Republican in a county where Democrats outnumber GOP voters nearly 2 to 1.
Crist appointed Lamberti as the acting sheriff earlier this month after Ken Jenne plead guilty to earning tens of thousands of dollars in unreported income.