Can Barbara Sharief Tell A Straight Story?


What’s the truth, Barbara Sharief?

You pledged not to meet with lobbyists.  Then lobbyists Bernie Friedman, et. al., scheduled a fund raiser for you. 

When news of it hit the media, you denounced the event. Friedman cancelled.

But the fund raiser that lobbyist George Platt, Sidney Calloway, Alex Heckler and company scheduled for you is still on for Thursday at downtown Fort Lauderdale’s The Tower Club.  

Are you meeting with lobbyists or aren’t you? 

We are quickly learning that you, Barbara Sharief, has an inability to tell a straight story.  

Here is the fund raising e-mail distributed today.

From: “George I. Platt” <>
To: “Jennifer N. Fields” <>
Cc: “Dee Williams” <>, “” <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:48:38 AM
Subject: Important Reminder!  Barbara Sharief Fundraiser at The Tower Club, Thursday, September 30, 2010, at noon


George & Anne Platt, Sidney Calloway, Alex Heckler, Anitra Lanczi, Michael McAllister, Susan Telli


are pleased to invite you to a fundraising luncheon for



Democratic Nominee for Broward County Commission, District 8



The Tower Club

100 SE 3rd Ave., 28th Floor

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33394



Thursday, September 30, 2010

12 noon


R.S.V.P. to Jennifer Fields at (954) 524-5505 or e-mail:


Maximum Contribution:   $500 per person or entity.   If you or your company contributed to Barbara’s campaign in the primary, you may now legally contribute again.


Please make your checks payable to:    Barbara Sharief for County Commissioner.  If you wish to mail your contribution, please send to:

George Platt, c/o Shutts & Bowen LLP

200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 2100

Fort Lauderdale, FL   33301


A contribution to the campaign fundraiser is a contribution to the campaign of Barbara Sharief.

Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Barbara Sharief, Democrat, Candidate for Broward County Commission, District 8.
Dee Williams 
Legal Assistant to George I. Platt  
Shutts & Bowen LLP  
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6 Responses to “Can Barbara Sharief Tell A Straight Story?”

  1. Stone Cold's Bottom Line says:

    How did she make her money in the private sector? Has ANYONE investigated this??

  2. Frank White says:

    She is not ready for the big time. This will end with metal bracelets for her.

  3. rick says:

    I am disgusted. America is disgusted with lying politicians. Obama promised change and the economy is worse than ever. He too, said he won’t work with the lobbyists. He lied. Sharief lied. If you lie you lose. Obama won’t win a 2nd term. As far as District 8 goes. Sharief, I’m sick and tierd of liars and cheats. You lose, too. I don’t want your values leading my family or community.

  4. Barbara Supporter! says:

    It’s very clear to many that Barbara is talented and not linked to any lobbyist….THAT’S WHY SHE USED HER OWN MONEY TO WIN. Who cares if she meets with them, she doesn’t owe them anything…she already won.

    The establishment is afraid of her..Looks like Judy Stern & company are running scared!!! Since Castillo didn’t win, now she wants to sabotage Sharief. Get a life!

  5. Stone Cold's Bottom Line says:

    to Barbara Supporter!

    Name one accomplishment of Sharief in public life. Can’t be done, there are none (Rhyme intended)!

    She sits at the Miramar meeting and has less to say than a mute!!

    She has proven to be a pathological liar over the past few week on this lobbying stuff. Trust me, Bernie is no saint, but he is not stupid enough to advertise a fundraiser without her approval.

    She is BAD NEWS, and that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold says SO!!!!!!

  6. Noname says:

    She bans pit bulls to solve all of her problems