Broward County Makes Political History

History was made in Broward County.

Broward now has the first African American public defender and state attorney.

Harold Pryor, now heads the State Attorney’s Office, replacing Mike Satz, who held the position since 1976.

Gordon Weekes is now the first Black Broward County Public Defender, being with the office since 1997 and replacing Howard Finkelstein

Sheriff Gregory Tony remains Broward County’s Sheriff, winning his first election. The new Broward Supervisor of Elections, Democrat Joe Scott, will now be in charge of elections for the 1.2 million registered voters in the county.

Pryor and Weekes said they want to immediately hit the ground running with reforms and work that needs to be done once they assume their newly elected roles.

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