Scott Herman, the Florida Democratic Party’s candidate in District 93, received two major endorsements this week -- from Weston’s Nan Rich and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Herman is campaigning to take the seat of incumbent Rep. George Moraitis (R-Fort Lauderdale) in the 2014 midterm election.
Rich, a former state senator, finished second behind Charlie Crist in the recent gubernatorial primary election. She is known as a champion of liberal causes. Wasserman-Schultz, a U.S. congresswoman representing Florida’s 23rd district, is often seen on MSNBC reciting Democratic talking points.
Herman welcomed the endorsements.
“I have always been honest to myself and I have always strived to do what is right for my constituents,” said Herman, 43, a disabled combat veteran who lives in Oakland Park.
Moraitis, 43, has represented portions of Palm Beach and Broward Counties in Tallahassee since his election in 2010. This is Herman’s second attempt at the Florida legislature. In 2012, he ran as a Republican and was defeated by Democratic power broker Perry Thurston, Jr.
Herman says there were many factors that led to his decision to switch to the Democratic Party, the party’s acceptance of many viewpoints, chief among those factors. He said removing Gov. Rick Scott, and his destructive policies, from the Governor’s mansion is the first step in securing a better Florida.
“We can undo the damage Governor Rick Scott has done and begin to invest in jobs for Floridians and better infrastructure for our state,” Herman said.