Black Owned Media Alliance (BOMA) Endorsements

After careful consideration and review of candidates seeking elected office in South Florida, specifically Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County, The BLACK OWNED MEDIA ALLIANCE, (BOMA) has made the following endorsements:

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

U. S. Senator
Bill Nelson, #11

Governor & Lt. Governor
Andrew Gillum & Chris King, #24

Commissioner of Agriculture
Nicole “Nikki” Fried

U. S. Congress, Dist. 23
Debbie Wassermann Schultz, #13

Attorney General
Sean Shaw, #31

State Senator, District 40
Annette Taddeo, #41

U. S. Congress, Dist. 27
Donna Shalala, #21
Chief Financial Officer
Jeremy Ring, #34
Circuit Court Judge, Group 14
Renee Gordon, #79

Increase teacher salaries and school security #362 YES WE SUPPORT FLORIDA STATE NAACP RECOMMENDATIONS:

Amendment 1 - Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption - YES

Amendment 2 - Limitations on Property Tax Assessments - YES Amendment 3 - Voter Control of Gambling in Florida - YES

Amendment 4 - Voting Restoration Amendment - YES

Amendment 5 - Supermajority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize or Raise State Taxes or Fees - NO

Amendment 6 - Rights of Crime Victims; Judges - NO

Amendment 7 - First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits;

Public Colleges and Universities - NO

Amendment 9 - Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling;

Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces - YES

Amendment 10 - State and Local Government Structure and Operation - YES

Amendment 11 - Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes - NO

Amendment 12 - Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers - YES

Amendment 13 - Ends Dog Racing - YES (BOMA Recommendation)

 BROWARD COUNTY

U. S. Senator
Bill Nelson, #11
Governor & Lt. Governor
Andrew Gillum & Chris King, #24
Chief Financial Officer
Jeremy Ring, #34
Commissioner of Agriculture
Nicole “Nikki” Fried
Attorney General
Sean Shaw, #31
County Commissioner, Dist. 4
Robert S. Weinroth (DEM)
U.S. Representative, Dist. 18
Lauren Baer (DEM)
State Representative, Dist. 86
Matt Willhite (DEM)
Northern Improvement District Seat #2
Gregory Block
U.S. Representative, Dist. 20
Alcee L. Hastings (DEM)
State Representative, Dist. 87
David Silvers (DEM)
Northern Improvement District Seat #2
Jim Gibbs
U.S. Representative, Dist. 22
Ted Deutch (DEM)
State Representative, Dist. 89
James Bonfiglio (DEM)
Palm Beach Soil &
Water Conservation Group 1
Ian Matthew Wellinghurst
State Senator, Dist. 25
Robert Levy (DEM)
Florida Supreme Court
Justice Alan Lawson YES
Palm Beach Soil &
Water Conservation Group 5
Eva Webb
State Senator, Dist. 30
Bobby Powell Jr. (DEM)
District Court of Appeals,
Dist. 4 Carole Y. Taylor YES
Port of Palm Beach Group 5
Joseph Anderson (DEM)
State Representative, Dist. 82
Edward Francis O’Connor (DEM)
District Court of Appeals,
Dist. 4
Burton C. Conner YES
REFERENDUMS
PBC Referendum (County)
YES on Ad Valorem Levy
(school safety, teachers, and
operational needs)
State Representative, Dist. 85
Ellen Baker (DEM)
Circuit Court Judge, Grp. 25
Sarah Willis
 
District Court of Appeals,
Dist. 4
Jeffrey T. Kuntz YES
County Court Judge, Grp. 4
Allegra Fung
 
Circuit Court Judge, Grp. 13
Alcolya J.L. St. Juste
County Commissioner, Dist. 2
Gregg Weiss (DEM)
 
Circuit Court Judge, Grp. 18
Maxine Cheesman
   

WE SUPPORT FLORIDA STATE NAACP RECOMMENDATIONS:

Amendment 1 - Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption - YES

Amendment 2 - Limitations on Property Tax Assessments - YES

Amendment 3 - Voter Control of Gambling in Florida - YES

Amendment 4 - Voting Restoration Amendment - YES

Amendment 5 - Supermajority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize or Raise State Taxes or Fees - NO

Amendment 6 - Rights of Crime Victims; Judges - NO

Amendment 7 - First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits;

Public Colleges and Universities - NO

Amendment 9 - Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling;

Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces - YES

Amendment 10 - State and Local Government Structure and Operation - YES

Amendment 11 - Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes - NO

Amendment 12 - Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers - YES

Amendment 13 - Ends Dog Racing - YES (BOMA Recommendation)

 Palm Beach County

U. S. Senator
Bill Nelson, #11
Commissioner of Agriculture
Nicole “Nikki” Fried
Governor & Lt. Governor
Andrew Gillum & Chris King, #24
Attorney General
Sean Shaw, #31
Chief Financial Officer
Jeremy Ring, #34
NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
NO
NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
NO
NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
NO
NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
NO
NO. 13 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
NO
Senate District 34,
Gary Farmer
BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
ANN MURRAY School Board, District 1
JIM SILVERNALE School Board, District 1
House District 93
Emma Collum
BROWARD COUNTY QUESTION

Circuit Judge (38)
Stefanie Camille Moon
One-Cent Sales Tax Increase To Fund Countywide Transportation Projects VOTE YES
BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER QUESTION
Circuit Judge (46)
H. James Curry
Standards for Establishing County Commission Districts VOTE YES
BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER QUESTION
County Court (19)
Jackie Powell
Redistricting Procedures for County Commission Districts VOTE YES
BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER QUESTION
County Judge (9)
Tanner Channing Demmery
Broward County Affordable Housing Trust Fund VOTE YES
BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER QUESTION
County Commissioner, District 2
Mark D. Bogen
Broward County Office of Inspector General’s Discretion to Commence An Investigation VOTE YES
BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER QUESTION
Broward Soil & Water Conservation, Seat 2
Richard Leys
Broward County Planning Council Revisions to Zoning Glossary and Public Hearings VOTE YES
BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER QUESTION
Shall Justice Alan Lawson of the Supreme Court
be retained in office? NO
Central Examining Boards Appointment of Alternate Members VOTE YES
BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER QUESTION
Shall Judge Burton C. Conner
of the Fourth District Court of Appeal be retained in office? YES
Board of Rules and Appeals Quorum Shall be the Majority of the Total Board Membership VOTE YES
BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER QUESTION
Shall Judge Jeffrey T. Kuntz
of the Fourth District Court of Appeal be retained in office? YES
Requires Posting of Notices, Agenda, and Backup Materials No Later than 48 Hours Prior to Meeting
VOTE YES
Shall Judge Carole Y. Taylor
of the Fourth District Court of Appeal be retained in office? YES
BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER QUESTION
Composition of the Independent Board that Nominates the County Auditor VOTE YES
NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
NO
NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
NO
NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
NO
NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
YES
NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
NO
NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
NO
NO. 7 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
NO
 

WE SUPPORT FLORIDA STATE NAACP RECOMMENDATIONS:

Amendment 1 - Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption - YES

Amendment 2 - Limitations on Property Tax Assessments - YES

Amendment 3 - Voter Control of Gambling in Florida - YES

Amendment 4 - Voting Restoration Amendment - YES

Amendment 5 - Supermajority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize or Raise State Taxes or Fees - NO

Amendment 6 - Rights of Crime Victims; Judges - NO

Amendment 7 - First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities - NO

Amendment 9 - Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces - YES

Amendment 10 - State and Local Government Structure and Operation - YES

Amendment 11 - Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes - NO

Amendment 12 - Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers - YES

Amendment 13 - Ends Dog Racing - YES (BOMA Recommendation)

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