By: Sharon Aron Baron
In a meeting held on Friday, Coral Springs city commissioners voted on the date to hold a special election to fill Skip Campbell’s seat after his sudden passing.
The date, set for Tuesday, March 12, 2019 will also have the potential to add seat two if it becomes available after City Commissioner Dan Daley announced his intention to run for State Rep. Jared Moskowitz’s house seat on Thursday. Moskowitz was appointed by Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
Daley’s bid for the house seat would require him to resign from the city commission to run.
The cost of the special election is estimated to be between $150,000 and $170,000 due to Coral Springs holding it at the same time as several other cities. If the commission chose a date other than March 12, the cost would have been as high as $240,000. Because 17 schools are used as precincts, an additional $7,500 will also be needed for extra policing – or gate monitors at those precincts.
Candidates who are interested in running must qualify between noon, January 2, 2019 through noon, January 9, 2019. City Clerk Debra Thomas would like potential candidates to know that they should not accept any money until they’ve gone to her office and filled out a form. Call her at 954-344-1067 for any questions.
Interested candidates must be an eligible voter and have resided in Coral Springs in the last six months.