BY BUDDY NEVINS
Score one for Katie Edwards.
Property Appraiser Lori Parrish endorsed Edwards Thursday in the hotly contested Florida House District 98, which includes much of Davie and Plantation.
Edwards is in a tough battle with Louis Reinstein for the Democratic primary. The district is Democratic so the winner of the primary will most likely be the next House member from this newly-drawn seat.
Both candidates are fairly evenly matched. They have similar financial resources at this point. They both have law degrees. And they have very similar stands on the issues.
Can Parrish sway votes in this House race? I don’t know.
I do know that I rather have her for me than against me. She has a wide network of contacts that she can use to talk up Edwards. And she will, knowing Lori.
Because of that ability to spread the word about her favorite candidates, Lori’s endorsement is more meaningful than just about any other office holder in Broward
Lori obviously saw something in Edwards she didn’t see in Reinstein.
Here is Edwards’ news release:
Property Appraiser Lori Parrish, who has admirably served the residents of Broward County for three decades, has endorsed Katie Edwards for State Representative in District 98. Parrish’s long history of dedicated service to the community began in 1984 when she was first elected to the Broward County School Board. She was elected to the Broward County Commission before running successfully for Property Appraiser in 2004.
“I am proud to endorse Katie Edwards for State Representative. I have known Katie and her family for over 30 years. The Edwards family tradition is one of community service. Katie has been a part of the fiber of Broward County since she was born. I’m confident that she will work hard to protect our interests,” Parrish said.
Katie Edwards is humbled by the endorsement. “Over the years, I have watched Lori fight for fairness, public education, and fiscal responsibility and accountability in government. I’m honored that Lori has placed her trust in me to serve District 98 with distinction and integrity,” Edwards said.
Katie Edwards is a Democratic candidate for State Representative in District 98 which includes parts of Davie, Plantation, and Sunrise. The Democratic primary election is Tuesday, August 14th. To learn more about Katie, please visit www.Katie2012.com.