Broward Pol’s Daughter Wins Election Unopposed



A candidate in North Florida who got elected unopposed Friday had a big Broward connection.

Stacy Scott, the public defender in the 8th Judicial Circuit, which is centered in Gainesville, won her first election without facing an opponent.

Scott his the daughter of former state Senator and County Commissioner Jim Scott of Fort Lauderdale. He held office continuously from 1976 to 2006.

Stacy grew up in Fort Lauderdale.

I wrote the linked story when she was appointed public defender in November 2010.


Unlike her father who is a steadfast Republican and runs the most influential GOP law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Stacy is a Democrat

And things are different in the 8th Judicial Circuit: Scott only raised $10,558.  The circuit covers six counties – Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union.

In comparison, Broward’s Howard Finkelstein also got elected without an opponent on Friday after raising $19,025.

In her meager financial report are $500 from her father, $500 from her father’s law firm, Tripp Scott, $250 from her father’s law firm managing partner Ed Pozzuoli and $500 from local lobbyist Billy Rubin.

The election was the second notable thing that happened to Stacy last week.

She was also appointed to Gov. Rick Scott’s newly-formed 17-member task force that will look into concerns stemming from the Trayvon Martin case.  The panel will be examining not only Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law, but all aspect of public safety and personal protection.

3 Responses to “Broward Pol’s Daughter Wins Election Unopposed”

  1. John Henry says:

    Who Cares?

    FROM BUDDY: I do and the many people who know the Scott family over the years also care.

  2. Tallahassee Observer says:

    Jim Scott has always been one of the stand up people in Tallahassee. I’m glad to see good people rewarded by having good things happen in their family.

  3. mike says:

    Buddy- I care too. Jim and his family have always been good people, trying to do the right thing for their community. I’m sure her mom is beaming in heaven as Jim is on earth…