Commissioner Miramar Alexandra davis raised an additional $ 30,000 in October as she competes in a three-way Democratic primary for an open seat on the Broward County Commission.
Davis’ October harvest marks its highest monthly fundraising total of the cycle. She is competing for the District 8 seat vacated by the Broward County Commissioner Barbara charief, although this seat may be occupied by Gov. Ron DeSantis after Sharief ran unsuccessfully for the open seat in Florida’s 20th Congressional District. Sharief was not allowed to seek another term from the county commission due to term limits.
Davis easily overtook his two Democratic opponents, Aude ML Sicard and Edison Jules. Sicard raised just over $ 5,200 in October, while Jules reported no money raised during the month.
Architects contributed $ 4,650 to Davis in October, while the real estate and construction industries added nearly $ 2,700. Engineers and engineering firms also sent $ 6,500 to Davis’ campaign.
Two taxi companies, B&L Service and United Cab of Broward, each donated $ 1,000 to Davis, as did Brightline trains. Rubin, Turnbull and associates added a donation of $ 1,000. The law firm Becker and Poliakoff also contributed $ 1,000.
Sicard relied primarily on individual donors and also provided a $ 1,000 auto loan.
Davis showed about $ 550 in October spending. Most of that amount – $ 300 – was returned as a reimbursement for a campaign contribution, which exceeded legal limits.
As of October 31, Davis lead comfortably the land in cash in hand. She has just under $ 76,000 in free cash, compared to just over $ 5,200 for Sicard and around $ 500 for Jules.
Davis had previously run for the District 8 seat, battling Sharief in the 2014 Democratic primary. Charief prevailed.
Davis, who was born in England and raised in Jamaica, has also served on Miramar’s Planning and Zoning Council, Community Services Council, and Education Council.
District 8 runs through the southern part of Broward County, covering all or part of Hallandale Beach, Miramar, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines and West Park. Candidates and political committees faced a deadline Wednesday to report any financial activity until October 31.