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Five elected officials have resigned so they can run for Congress in South Florida’s exceptional elections

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The five elected officials who wish to load a unoccupied Broward-Palm Beach County seat in Congress have submitted written resignations from their current positions.

Resignations are irrevocable, although they do not take effect for months.

As a result, as soon as January. Eleven exceptional elections are being held, and at fewest four of the current incumbents will be out of public office — and possibly all five, if a candidate who is not now holding elective office wins.

Florida law requires elected officials to resign from their current office to search for another office if the terms of the unused office overlap with the old office.

Which is why Broward County Commissioners Dale Holness and Barbara Sheriff; Monday state. Berry Thurston and state representative. Bobby Dubois and both are from Broward. and representative of the state. Omari Hardy, of Palm Beach County, has cease in recent days.

The five are running for the Democratic nomination to load the vacancy created by the April 6 death of the late U.S. Representative. Alice Hastings.

The Democratic primary, with many declared candidates, amounts to a congressional election. The 20th congressional district is a very democratic district, which is the winner on November 11th. 2 primaries almost positive to triumph the January general election.

domino effect

The resignations created a chain of political movement in Broward, home of four resigning officials, and to a lesser extent in Palm Beach County, where Hardy lives. Resignations leave vacancies to be filled next year through appointments or exceptional elections, which in turn may create more vacancies to be filled.

  • County commissioners. Republican ruling. Ron DeSantis gets replacements for Democrats Holness and Sheriff. The appointees will serve until the November 2022 elections.

Sharif’s term was due to end anyway. Holness was re-elected final year to a four-year term; The replacement elected in 2022 will serve for two years, to conclude the remainder of the term he is giving up.

DeSantis can appoint Republicans, but they will have a firm time retaining seats in the 2022 election. (County boundaries will be redrawn prior the 2022 election to reflect population changes revealed in the 2020 census; in their current form, they are the two most Democratic districts on the Broward County Commission.)

DeSantis can appoint Democrats, or at fewest someone allied with him in hopes that they can retain seats in the election. Governors have taken on both jobs in the former when they had to load vacancies at Broward.

  • State legislators. Vacancies in the Senate and State Assembly seats will be filled through exceptional elections, not appointments.

The governor has wide freedom to schedule exceptional primaries and general elections for Senate seats in Broward, Broward House, and Palm Beach County House.

Almost everyone is guaranteed to elect Democrats.

Once the exceptional election dates are set, incumbent office holders — such as School Board Member Rosalind Osgood (running for Thurston seat) and Oakland Park Commissioner Michael Karn (running for Dubose seat) — will have to resign from these positions to run for state legislation.

Then those vacancies have to be filled.


The deadline for resignation letters is this week. State law requires resigning officials to submit their resignations at fewest 10 days prior the first day candidates can officially qualify for a ballot for the unused job they are seeking. August. 9 is the first day of qualifying for congressional elections.

Sharif was the first to submit her resignation, which was received by election officials on July 13. DuBose, Hardy and Thurston sent their letters this week.

Each was worded a little differently, was short and concise, and contained a lot of legal text.

It takes effect when the unused congressman is elected, but each candidate has indicated this a little differently. Sheriff did not say when, but he used language from state laws. Hardy and Thurston said at 11:59 p.m. Jan. 23. 10. DuBose said at 11:59 p.m. Jan. 11. 11.

Holness said it will go into effect at 7 p.m. 11, which is when the polls close.

He also featured a replacement at 7 p.m. on November 11. 2 (the closing date of the polling for the primaries) if the primaries become the general election. This would only happen in the unlikely but theoretically likely scenario where none of the nine Republican, Liberal, or no-party candidates who announced their candidacies end up declaring their nominations, and there is no need for a general election.

Anthony Mann can be reached in or on Twitter @browardpolitics

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