State Rep. Gwendolyn Clarke-Reed Jumps Into Crowded Beachfront Senate Race





The campaign for an open state Senate seat representing Broward County’s beach just got more crowded.

State Rep. Gwyndolen “Gwyn” Clarke-Reed this month moved her campaign from Senate District 31 to District 34 in the wake of the December redistricting decision.



Gwendolen Clarke-Reed


District 34 already has two Democrats running — former St. Rep. Jim Waldman and trial lawyer Gary Farmer.

The District includes much of Broward County coast, shifting westward in Deerfield Beach and in Hollywood. Some of those Deerfield Beach precincts to the west of the beach are Clarke-Reed’s base from the time she served on the City Commission.

At the present time, Clarke-Reed is the only woman and the only African American in the race.

Before switching districts, Clarke-Reed was running for state Senate against another veteran African-American — former House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston.  Thurston is now running alone in District 31 that covers central Broward.

Waldman was mayor of Coconut Creek before serving eight years in the House. Farmer is a plaintiff’s attorney representing people who have been wronged by big corporations.

Political observers believe the candidates and various political action committees will spend several million dollars in the campaign.


12 Responses to “State Rep. Gwendolyn Clarke-Reed Jumps Into Crowded Beachfront Senate Race”

  1. Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz says:

    What possible RATIONALE reason would there be for millions to be spent on a DEMOCRATIC STATE SENATORIAL RACE when the Republicans control the State Senate? Only vanity or some scheme to be an overpaid lobbyist when you are THANKFULLY term limited.

  2. Steve Richter says:

    My gawd, when is this tool of the charter schools going to give it up?

  3. its all about the pension says:

    getting the years in for that pension.
    probably comes with an operating budget, and staff salaries paid, maybe even medical insurance (obamakare), etc. if she made 100k a year in private sector she wouldn’t do it. How old is she?

    and a little bit of ‘perceived power’ in your ‘district’.

  4. @3 says:

    Oh, PUH-LEASE!!! Is that the best argument you have against Ms. Clark-Reed? She’s seeking a pension? She’s a retired school teacher. As for her support for Charter Schools in the district she represented, Broward County Schools have failed to provide safe schools and failed to educate students to even pass state tests in Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach. Rep. Waldman kids went to North Broward Prep (tuition started at $10k a year back then)

    What relatable adversities have Rep. Waldman or Mr. Farmer faced in their privileged male lives? Passing the bar exam, so the can milk their six-figure incomes from their clients?

    Why do two lawyers, who make over $200k a year run for a State Senate seat which pays under $40k? Altruistic answer: To give back/improve the lives of others/make a difference/ yada, yada, yada! Truthful answer: I got mine and I want more/My donors got theirs and they want more/My wife wants a beachfront condo!

  5. Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz says:

    I would love to have a Federal and State Laws to mandate Publication of All Pensions so that we knew how much Pension Money is paid out to thw “so called” community activists land perpetually employed elected and appointed officials especially here in Florida.
    At 70 I am old enough to know civil service pensions were intended for a non elected officials career until they retired not with multiple retirements. As for elected officials at municipal county n state levels these were and are parttime jobs and there pensions were to be nominal and like their salaries NOT TO BE SUBSTANTIAL as they apparently have become.

  6. tax payers loose again says:

    here are the links for Florida state reps pensions, and the rest of the US.
    Tax dollars put to good use as once eligible the pensions are paid till death.


  7. Count Da Money says:

    Only a pathetic fraud would pretend to be count and imagine anyone believes it.

  8. Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz says:

    Only three people attack me

    1. Crooked lobbyist n failed
    Political consult sulking
    around Miami Beach
    2. Unqualified civil servant
    in Ft Lauderdale with an
    Arrest record
    3. Retired middle level Federal
    Civil servant pretending to
    Be an attorney n hiding
    Behind community activism
    To line his condos pockets

    There is a second failed lobbyist n political consultant on Miami Beach who would be too lazy to blog n a failed public official but again too lazy to blog.

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  9. City Activist Robert Walsh says:

    I spoke to her once I found her to be very informative and an honest person. I wish her great success..

  10. Count Da Money says:

    To repeat, only a very pathetic fraud would pretend to be a count and imagine that normal adults would believe such a story. You’re a total fake. Prove it if we’re wrong. Don’t talk about imaginary digitized information on internet that does not exist. Show us. Should be simple if true. Show us if you can. You pathetic fraud.

  11. Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz says:

    See my previous comments

  12. City Activist Robert Walsh says:

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