Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes filed for re-election Monday and will face other Democratic challengers.
Snipes, a Lauderdale Lakes resident, told the Miami Herald in April that she planned to run in 2016 but that wasn’t official until she submitted the paperwork which allows her to start fundraising.
In 2003, Gov. Jeb Bush removed Miriam Oliphant from office after she botched the 2002 primary. Bush appointed Snipes who then went on win her next three elections easily.
Snipes will face Hollywood political consultant and Democrat David Brown who lost a race for the supervisor’s position in 2000. He has raised about $15,000.Two other Democrats filed to run in July but have raised no money: Rubin Young and Willie Floyd Roberson. (No Republicans have filed to run in the left-leaning county.)
Snipes has had a contentious relationship with the Broward County Commissioners who fund her office. Voters can expect Brown to criticize Snipes for some of those problems she has had with commissioners including criticism she faced after her contract attorney, Burnadette Norris-Weeks, donated money to a county commission candidate who ultimately lost.