BY BUDDY NEVINS
County Commissioners Dale Holness is trying to build his clout by working against the re-election of his colleague.
Holness has been raising money from the lobbyist community to defeat County Commissioner Barbara Sharief’s re-election.
His choice to replace Sharief in District 8 is Alexandra Davis, a Miramar commissioner.
“Lots of people” doing business with Broward County government got a call from Holness asking for contributions for Davis, according to one lobbyist.
“The really interesting thing about Alexandra Davis who announced to run against Barbara Sharief for the County Commission, is that she was recruited by Dale Holeness. Further, Holeness has made several dozen calls to prominent lobbyists and business people who do business at the County asking them to contribute to her,” another county insider told Browardbeat.com.
A source, who requested to remain anonymous because they do business at the county, speculated that Holness wants to enhance his political muscle in the minority community and views Sharief as his biggest roadblock.