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Another Gunzburger elected official?

Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes was quoted in the Sun-Sentinel's Broward Politics blog as saying she'd decide by the end of the month whether to run again in 2012. We stopped in to ask the same question in December and at that point she was undecided but didn't exactly muster up the enthusiasm one would expect from a likely candidate talking with a reporter.

If Snipes steps aside, who might run in her place?

There has been a little bit of buzz today about whether Ron Gunzburger, an attorney who works for Property Appraiser Lori Parrish and son of Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger, will run. Ron Gunzburger, a Democrat and political blogger who has worked in the past as a political consultant, said if Snipes retires he would "give the race some thought." Gunzburger lost judicial races in 1994 and 2002.

David Brown, a longtime Democratic political consultant in Broward, said he'd strongly consider running. Brown lost a supervisor of elections race against Miriam Oliphant in 2000 -- she was later removed from office after a botched election.

"I am incredibly passionate about the need to increase voter turnout,'' Brown said.

Brown and Gunzburger have an interesting history: Brown worked on Steve Geller's campaign last year -- a race he lost to Sue Gunzburger. 

Broward GOP chairman Richard DeNapoli said he is not aware of any potential Republican candidates at this point.

 

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