The SAO and PDO non-partisan debates, sponsored by FIU Law School and the League of Women Voters, are to be held on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Final arrangements are being made for the African-American Research Library to host the event. The SAO debate will run from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, followed by a break, and then the PDO debate from 8:00 to 9:00 PM.
All twelve candidates currently registered for both races have confirmed participation for December 4th. The panel of questioners consists of Bill Gelin from JAABLOG, Rafael Olmeda from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and the Miami Herald’s David Ovalle, who has also agreed to serve as moderator.
Plan on attending, and please forward any questions you would like considered for submission to the candidates to any of the panelists listed above. It’s been more than ten years since there hasn’t been an incumbent presence in the PDO race, and concerning the SAO, decades. Both offices potentially have great impacts on the lives of Broward residents, and given the national movement towards criminal justice reform, major policy changes may be coming after the 2020 election.
Lastly, in addition to FIU Law and the League of Women Voters, a big thank you to County Commissioner Steve Geller and his Chief of Staff Josh Freeman for their assistance in making all this happen.