Prominent local leaders cite Holness’ record of delivering for people in declaring support
Holness raised over $200,000 to date, demonstrating strong early momentum following razor-thin 2021 special election
By Charly Norton
PLANTATION, FL — Today, longtime public servant, former Mayor of Broward County, and small business owner Dale Holness announced his campaign for Congress in Florida’s 20th District. Holness begins the race with support from trusted prominent local leaders, including Broward County State Attorney Harold Pryor, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, and Broward County Clerk of Courts Brenda Forman, who will join the campaign for a kick-off event on Tuesday evening.
“Families are hurting these days as the costs of everyday necessities – including housing, childcare, healthcare, gas, and groceries – continue to rise but wages fail to keep up,” Holness said. “Our communities deserve a champion with experience and follow through to build a stronger, healthier future for all of us. Just as I’ve dedicated my career to improving lives and getting results for the people of South Florida, I will take that same drive to Congress to build lasting prosperity for all who call our incredible region home.”
Holness raised over $200,000 to date, demonstrating strong early momentum following an incredibly crowded 2021 special election where Holness fell short of winning by only 5 votes. In an environment in which voters are feeling fatigued with some candidates and incumbents overpromising and under Longtime Public Servant delivering, “Holness’s tangible record of results across the region will prove effective in mobilizing the voters needed to win this August’s primary election, which will also see higher turnout than last year’s special election”, said Miramar Commissioner Alexandra Davis.
A proud Jamaican American who immigrated to the U.S. at age 17 and finished his schooling in Broward, Dale pursued his passion for service as he founded his own real estate business and delivered impactful results as an elected official in Broward County for the last two decades. From his time as Commissioner and Vice Mayor of Lauderhill to serving as Broward County Commissioner and Mayor, Dale has championed people-first solutions, including a countywide $17 living wage which includes an allowance for full health care benefits, increased contractor opportunities for women, small and minority-owned businesses, and initiatives to keep low-income seniors safely housed.
Dale is a proven advocate for Florida’s working families, small businesses and entrepreneurs, children, seniors, and most vulnerable communities, an approach he will take to Congress to ensure everyone has a seat at the table as South Florida’s next member of Congress.