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Prominent National Democratic fundraiser announces run for Broward County Commission

Benjamin P. Lap

Benjamin P. Lap

Prominent National Democratic fundraiser announces run for Broward County Commission

By Staff writer

      FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—Benjamin P. Lap announced his candidacy today for the District 4 County Commission seat currently held by Republican, Chip LaMarca. Lap, 56, is a bio-tech entrepreneur, attorney and certified mediator who has been a major donor and fundraiser for Democratic candidates across the nation.

“Broward County is changing,” Lap said. “It’s changing economically, culturally, demographically, and environmentally. The impact of these changes presents financial and social challenges that all of our elected leadership should have begun addressing years ago.

“I’m running for the County Commission to bring a fresh perspective and help set new priorities focused on creating a strong local economy and improving the quality of life for all of us. I’m looking forward to meeting with voters and building a winning campaign over the weeks and months to come.”

Ben Lap is the chairman of BioS en tine I, Inc., a company he co-founded in 2003 that is focused on the development of pharmaceuticals and diagnostic related products. A graduate of the New York University School of Law, Ben is also a certified mediator with Mediation, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale.

After completing law school, Ben worked in the real estate and banking field for 20 years culminating with a position as an attorney with the U.S. Treasury, Resolution Trust Corporation, from 1991-94.

In addition to his law degree, Ben also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago School of Business and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from Wesleyan University in 1978.

 

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