By: Sharon Aron Baron
Coral Springs City Commissioner Dan Daley has announced that he will be running for State Rep. Jared Moskowitz seat after he accepted the appointment as director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management from Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis on Thursday.
Daley said he knew Moskowitz will do a fantastic job and he congratulated him on his appointment and looked forward to working with him in his effort to make the state safer and more resilient.
Daley, graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was a cum laude graduate of Florida State University, and holds a law degree from Nova Southeastern University. He currently works as a land use attorney for Shutts & Bowen, LLP.
A legislative aide to former State Representative, Ari Porth, Daley had the opportunity to work with Porth on a variety of statewide issues while assisting constituents at home with local issues as well.
He said that for the past six years, he has put his heart and soul into those local issues for his hometown as a city commissioner where he has been fortunate to make and maintain relationships with elected officials from across this state as well to make sure that this corner of the state is not forgotten when decisions that impact everyone are made up in Tallahassee.
“It is this lived experience, as well as careful thought, that leads me to the decision I am announcing today. I will be filing to run in a state mandated special election to fill the vacancy in State House District 97, likely after the first of the year,” said Daley.
As a standard set by Porth, and continued by Moskowitz, Daley said he planned to put his experience and passion for this community to use to bring energy, ideas, and responsive constituent service to the residents of District 97, while continuing to be an advocate for the community on a statewide scale. District 97 covers Coral Springs, Tamarac, Sunrise and parts of Plantation.
To run for State House District 97, Daley would have to resign from his seat on the city commission, The seat will be open to any qualifying candidate in the upcoming Coral Springs special election in March where a new mayor will be elected.
It has also been reported that Marjory Stoneman Douglas parent Max Schachter is interested in running for the seat.
“I am grateful to the residents of Coral Springs for their confidence in me for the past six years,” said Daley. “It has been an honor to serve my hometown and we have made some great strides; I look forward to earning our community’s support in this next chapter of service to our great state.”