Former Mayor Scott Brook Drops State House Race


Former Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook dropped out of the race for state House this week, citing the need to spend more time with his family.


  Scott Brook

His departure leaves Parkland Commissioner Jared Moskowitz as the only candidate for the northwest Broward open House District 96 seat.

Brook said he would support Moskowitz.  Both are Democrats.

“I have some exciting news. Although it was not an easy decision, I have decided to conclude my run for the House in 2012 and focus on my family and law firm…Thank you to all for your support!…I need more time with my gang, my grandson and my 82 year old Dad :-),” Brook wrote on his personal Facebook page.

Brook told that his father was recently ill with severe swelling in the legs and is now in a rehab center.

He said because his mother died suddenly, he didn’t get to spend enough time with her. “I’m not going to miss” spending “every minute I can” with dad, he said.

A specialist in family law and workers’ compensation,  the former mayor is married to Brenda Brook and has five children.  He was a Coral Springs commissioner 2002-2006 and then elected mayor from 2006-2010.

Moskowitz, 30, was elected to the Parkland commission at 25 when he was still in Nova Southeastern law school.  His father Mike Moskowitz, who also lives in Parkland, is a well-connected lobbyist and the Broward Democratic State Committeeman.

Parkland Mayor Michael Udine held a fund raiser for Moskowitz this week, raising approximately $20,000.


10 Responses to “Former Mayor Scott Brook Drops State House Race”

  1. Prudence says:

    Hopefully Brook’s political career is over. This DINO does not need to be representing me anytime soon.

  2. NoseBleedSeats says:

    Hopefully Mayor Udino laundered some of his CHAIT cash thru J-Rud at his fundraiser. I hope someone remembered to take the pacifier out of the newly 30 Mousekowitz’s mouth before the usual suspects showed up to pay homage to Daddy!

  3. Agreed says:

    It is funny that both Sen. Ring and Mayor Brook would be in the same news cycle because, Ms. Prudence is right:

    In a sane world , which looks at someone’s personal merit rather than their party affiliation then Ring and Brook would be free to be the Moderate Republicans they really are.

  4. Floridan says:

    “. . . Ring and Brook would be free to be the Moderate Republicans they really are.”

    Moderate Republicans are less welcome in the GOP than in the Democratic Pary.

  5. TamaracTalk says:

    Isn’t Brook making this “announcement” right after Moskowitz raised quite a bit of money with very little promotion a bit coincidental?

    Just days ago Brook was trying to gather his Facebook followers to support his run for FL House seat.

    I’m sure once he heard news of Moskowitz successful fundraiser, suddenly he needed to spend more time with the family.

    Will Brook be returning those campaign donations?

    We shall see.

  6. Agreed says:


    Your right. They are not welcome. Partisans in the Dem Party are always quick to say that officials like Ring Brook and even Rodstrom are only Democrats in order to be elected. This is true but only half the story. Before the Republican base moved the party so far right, Brook would have been proud to be called a Republican. Now Reagan couldn’t win the nomination and Eisenhower would be called a Communist. Brook and Ring and their like really have no home in either party.

  7. Fritz says:

    Gotta feel bad for the constituents of House District 96. They had two bad choices to begin with and now it looks like they’ll be stuck with the worst of the two. I’m not sure the kid can zipper up his pants unless his Daddy pays someone to do it for him.

  8. Hammerhead says:

    Ring and Brook each saw a very scary ghost of “indictment” future. The money being raised in many of these campaigns is being planted, tracked and those who choose to misappropriate those funds will be hit by law enforcement. The corrupt design has been identified and investigative steps have been added to the playbook of law enforcement. These guys who are still acting with a sense of entitlement and arrogance do not even fathom just how busted they are or how exposed their shady methods are.

  9. David says:

    Let’s see what transpires with redistricting. Parkland and Coral Springs have a considerable amount of Republican and Independent voters. A challenge from a well-funded Republican is rumored. Merick Lewin, a Republican from Coral Springs who filed to run in District 97, is a likely challenger to Moscowitz. The RPOF has been eyeing this seat as a potential pick-up in the 2012 elections. Like Moscowitz, Lewin is a youngster with a rich daddy who wants to buy the election. I predict that Moscowitz will face a tough challenge from a well-funded GOP candidate.

  10. Nick says:

    Attn: David… This race has no chance of becoming competitive.