Who’s Donating In Israel vs. Lamberti



This is an arbitrary and very partial list of those who have given contributions in the sheriff’s race since the primary.


SCOTT ISRAEL, Democrat —   $352,715 raised; $286,997 spent (includes primary)

Much of his money is from activists connected to the Democratic Party:

Roger Wishner, mayor of Sunrise, $1000 from his businesses
Christian Chiari, candidate in Florida House District 91, $500

Ilene Liberman, county commissioner, $250

Larry Smith, former U. S. congressman and now lobbyist, $300

Stephen McInerny, assistant fire chief often quoted by newspapers, $500 

M. Austin Forman, real estate investor, $1500

Stephen Effman, former state House member, $250

Jay Spechler, former judge, $500

Ruden McClosky law firm, $500

Gregory Durden, lawyer close to Property Appraiser Lori Parrish,  $1000

John Milledge, lawyer and lobbyist also close to Parrish, $500

Charles Whitelock, lawyer who formally worked for the sheriff’s department along with his wife and businesses, $2500


AL LAMBERTI, Republican  — $686,478 raised; $311,269 spent

A large amount of his money is from law enforcement officers, including the Police Benevolent Association.  Another big chunk of it comes from Republican Party activists. 

The North Broward Hospital District, whose members are appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to run the public health care system, remains a major source of Republican campaign cash.

Ralph Page, security executive who was once spokesman for former Sheriff Nick Navarro, $500

Austin Forman and his businesses, $2000

Bail bondsman Wayne Spath and wife, $1000 (one of many bail bonds companies and owners who donated to Lamberti)

Roger Stone, political consultant and Nixon-era political operative who works with lawyer Scott Rothstein, $500

Anuraag Singhal, defense attorney, $500

Sandy Steen, former mayor of Wilton Manors, $50

Noted Broward General Medical Center physician Michael Chizner and wife, $1000

Paul Sallarulo, Republican activist and former chair of the North Broward Hospital District, $500

Rhonda Calhoun, administrator of the Broward County League of Cities and a North Broward Hospital District commissioner, $500

Dave and Candice Ericks, lobbyists, $1500

Billy Cypress, a Miccosukee Tribe administrator and the tribe, $1000

Real estate investor and road builder Ron Bergeron’s companies, $1000

North Broward Hospital District administrator Rebecca Stoll and spouse,  $1000

Police Benevolent Association chapters across the state, $5500

Former Davie council member Bryan Caletka, $100

Broward paramedics union, $500

Art and Belinda Keiser, Keiser University, $788  

One Response to “Who’s Donating In Israel vs. Lamberti”

  1. Buddy - Interesting Info says:

    Very interesting information. I find it particularly disturbing that Singhal is giving money to Lamberti and Lamberti is taking it, given that Singhal not only defended cop-killers in the past, but cried during his closing arguments trying to get them off. The PBA has taken a strong position on this guy given that he constantly puts in for judge whenever there is a vacancy.

    I guess Lamberti is more about the bucks than about standing up for his deputies.