Today, Jared Moskowitz announced that his campaign has been endorsed by more than 100 Democratic elected officials, unions, and community organizations. This milestone was reached with the addition of new endorsements from SEIU Florida, Metro Broward Firefighters, the Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, former Congressman Peter Deutsch, State Representative Nicholas Duran, Broward County Commissioner Tim Ryan, and Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy.
SEIU Florida is one of the state’s largest unions, representing over 80,000 diverse professionals and essential workers statewide. Members provide essential services in Florida’s hospitals, nursing homes, public schools, community colleges, universities, municipal and county governments, and airports.
The International Association of Fire Fighters local 3080 (Metro-Broward Professional Fire Fighters) assists and supports nine municipal fire-rescue agencies which consist of over 800 dedicated men and women. They serve over 620,000 residents in 10 cities of Broward County, Florida, protect over $55 Billion in property value, and respond to more than 110,000 calls for service each year.
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 364,000 members nationwide in more than 2,100 lodges. Florida State FOP ranks as the third largest state lodge. The organization oversees collective bargaining for law enforcement officers working for local and state police departments.
Announcing the SEIU Florida endorsement, Martha Baker, President of the SEIU State Council said, “SEIU is proud to endorse Jared Moskowitz because of his longtime support for workers and his steadfast commitment to the values we need in a Member of Congress. By accelerating PPE and vaccine distribution, Jared ensured that workers in Florida would be better protected from COVID-19, and our members will forever be thankful for that effort. We need public servants who will consider the impact policy decisions have on working families while striving to improve conditions and increase pay. Jared has championed affordability and worker protections as both a Broward County Commissioner and State Representative, and we know he will continue that advocacy in Washington.”
Announcing the Florida FOP endorsement, Steve Zona, President of the Florida FOP said, “We are proud to announce our endorsement of Jared Moskowitz for the US House of Representatives in District 23. He’s a man that has repeatedly faced the test of true leadership and he has done it with dedication and grace. As Director of Emergency Management, Jared Moskowitz fought hard for public safety and the citizens of Florida when obtaining PPE, rapid COVID testing, and vaccines. His leadership and organizational skills had Florida at the forefront of the battle against COVID. While serving in the Florida House, on the Parkland City Commission, and as a Broward County Commissioner, he supported public safety and represented his community fairly. Jared understands Florida and its citizens.”
Announcing the Metro Broward Firefighters and Paramedics endorsement, the organization released, “First responders need all the support we can get from our elected leaders, and Jared Moskowitz has always been there for us when we needed him most. As a State Representative, he consistently fought for firefighters and our families as we faced union busting attacks and funding challenges. During the pandemic, Jared was instrumental in helping firefighters and paramedics get the protective equipment and resources we needed to continue doing dangerous work on the frontlines. We are confident he will continue his support for first responders in Congress.
Accepting the endorsements, Moskowitz said, “I’m so thankful to receive support from SEIU Florida, Metro Broward Firefighters, and the Florida FOP. We all need to work together to offer better working conditions, protections, and pay for the workers who were on the front lines during the pandemic and the first responders who keep us safe. These organizations represent people who labored tirelessly on the frontlines during the pandemic and our safety relies on the hard work of law enforcement officers. These dedicated public servants deserve our respect and support. I look forward to working with them towards our common mission.”
Announcing reaching the 100 endorsement milestone, Moskowitz said, “I’m honored and humbled to be endorsed by 100 Democratic leaders and organizations in our community. I’m thankful to everyone who is supporting our campaign and I deeply appreciate their votes of confidence that I will represent Democratic values in Washington. Our rights are under attack by Republicans, and I am committed to defending our democracy and protecting our rights as a Member of Congress.”
The full list of 100 endorsements includes:
Broward Teachers Union
Metro Broward Firefighters and Paramedics (IAFF local 3080)
Florida Fraternal Order of Police
Communication Workers of America
Gun Sense Candidate Distinction from Moms Demand Action
Congressman Joe Neguse. Former Members of Congress Peter Deutsch, Patrick Murphy, Donna Shalala (fmr. Secretary of HHS), Larry Smith, and Robert Wexler.
Former Florida CFO Alex Sink. Former Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth.
Florida Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book. Florida Senators Loranne Ausley, Lori Berman, Janet Cruz, Shevrin Jones, Rosalind Osgood, Jason Pizzo, Tina Polsky, and Bobby Powell. Former Florida Senators Kevin Rader, Eleanor Sobel, and Perry Thurston.
Florida House Democratic Leader Evan Jenne. Florida House Representatives Christine Hunschofsky, Robin Bartleman, Dan Daley, Ben Diamond, Nicholas Duran, Anna Eskamani, Joe Geller, Michael Gottlieb, Michele Rayner, David Silvers, Carlos Guillermo Smith, and Marie Woodson. Former FL Representatives Fred Lippman, Irv Slosberg, and Rick Stark.
Broward County Commissioners Mark Bogen, Steve Geller, Nan Rich, and Tim Ryan.
Palm Beach County Mayor Robert Weinroth. Palm Beach County Commissioners Mack Bernard, Melissa McKinlay, and Maria Sachs. Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts Joe Abruzzo. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon. Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony. Broward County State Attorney Harold Pryor. Broward County Clerk of Courts Brenda Forman. Former Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish.
Broward School Board Members Lori Alhadeff, Debbi Hixon, Donna Korn, Sarah Leonardi, and Nora Rupert.
Palm Beach School Board Member Alexandria Ayala.
Coconut Creek Mayor Josh Rydell, Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook, Davie Mayor Judy Paul, Deerfield Beach Mayor Bill Ganz, Hillsboro Beach Mayor Deborah Tarrant, Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy, Margate Mayor Antonio Arserio, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, Parkland Mayor Rich Walker, Pompano Beach Mayor Rex Hardin, Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan, West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James. Former Cooper City Mayor Debby Eisinger.
Boca Raton Councilman Andy Thomson. Coconut Creek Commissioner Becky Tooley. Coral Springs Commissioners Joy Carter, Shawn Cerra, Nancy Metayer, and Joshua Simmons. Deerfield Beach Commissioner Michael Hudak. Margate Commissioners Tommy Ruzzano and Joanne Simone. Miami Beach Commissioner (fmr. FL Representative) David Richardson. Palm Beach Gardens Vice Mayor Rachelle Litt. Parkland Commissioners Ken Cutler, Jordan Isrow, Simeon Brier, and Bob Mayersohn. Plantation Councilwoman Denise Horland. Pompano Beach Commissioner Cyndy Floyd.
Statewide women’s rights leader & Broward Soil and Water Commissioner Emma Collum.
Palm Beach County Soil and Water Board of Supervisors Chair Rob Long.
Family members of those murdered in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: Fred Guttenberg (father of Jaime Guttenberg), Lori Alhadeff (mother of Alyssa Alhadeff), Debbi Hixon (wife of Chris Hixon), Tony Montalto (father of Gina Montalto), and Max Schachter (father of Alex Schachter).