By Bryan Boggiano
Election season is in full swing in Coral Springs.
The qualification period for city commission candidates begins Monday, June 13, and continues through Friday, June 17
Mayor Seat 1
Mayor Scott Brook, who is running for reelection to Seat 1, brought in an additional $1,600 in May, bringing his total donations up to $12,325, according to campaign finance reports filed on June 9.
During the most recent reporting period, Brook’s donations came from individuals and ranged from $50 to $1,000.
City Commission Seat 2
Commissioner Shawn Cerra, who is running for reelection for Seat 2, brought in $2,500 in May, according to reports filed on June 3.
These donations included $1,000 from Cerra, $500 from the Coral Springs Fraternal Order of Police, and $1,000 from Wings Plus, Inc., located at 9880 W. Sample Road.
On April 15, Joseph Manuel Alvelo filed papers with the city clerk announcing his intent to run for Coral Springs City Commissioner Seat 2 against incumbent Commissioner Shawn Cerra.
Alvelo, who sits on the Coral Springs Affordable Housing Committee, would be the first openly gay city commissioner if elected in November.
“I look forward to becoming more involved and having the opportunity to do even more for the community if elected into this new position in November,” he said in a press release. “Being a voice for people in need that may have felt underrepresented is something that gives me pleasure and motivation daily.”
According to his June 9 campaign report, Alvelo brought in $410 to his campaign. This includes $110 in loans from himself and $300 from his company, My Southern Exposure Media Group, LLC.
City Commission Seat 4
Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons, who is running for reelection for Seat 4, continues to lead the pack in total campaign donations.
Simmons brought in another $1,425 in May, bringing his total campaign donations up to $35,771, according to paperwork filed on June 6.
Most of these donations came from individuals and ranged from $5 to $500.
Here’s How to Run For Office
The qualifying period for the city commission election takes place between Monday, June 13, and Friday, June 17. Contact City Clerk Debra Thomas for more information.
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- A University of Florida journalism graduate, Bryan is pursuing his masters in geosciences at Florida International University. He has a strong interest in weather, entertainment, and journalism.
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