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Dozens of Broward politicians lend support to state gay rights group

Crime, Law and JusticeGay RightsAl LambertiMaria Lorts SachsRepublican PartyJeremy RingDebbie Wasserman Schultz

Equality Florida, the statewide gay rights group, has its big Broward fundraiser this weekend, and dozens of local elected officials are lending their names to the effort.

 They’re mostly Democrats, with a smattering of Republicans. The list is below.

Besides speeches and mingling, Equality Florida plans to give its “Voice of Equality” award to County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger. “Through her leadership, again and again, Broward County has raised the standard for equality in our state,” Equality Florida said in a statement.

Among them: U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, Alcee Hastings, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Frederica Wilson; State Sens. Nan Rich, Jeremy Ring, Maria Sachs, Eleanor Sobel; State Reps. Gwyn Clarke-Reed, Franklin Sands, Elaine Schwartz.

 Mayors Joy Cooper of Hallandale Beach, Marilyn Gerber of Coconut Creek, Judy Paul of Davie, Gary Resnick of Wilton Manors, Anne Sallee of Oakland Park, Jack Seiler of Fort Lauderdale.

 Clerk of the Circuit Court Howard Forman, Sheriff Al Lamberti, State Attorney Michael Satz; County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger, Dale Holness, Kristin Jacobs, Chip LaMarca, Stacy Ritter, John Rodstrom, Barbara Sharief and Lois Wexler;  School Board members Robin Bartleman, Maureen Dinnen, Katy Leach, Ann Murray, Laurie Rich Levinson and Nora Rupert.

 Davie Councilman Bryan Caletka; Margate Commissioner Lesa Peerman; Oakland Park commissioners John Adornato, Suzanne Boisvenue, Shari McCartney, Jed Shank; Tamarac Commissioner Diane Glasser; and Wilton Manors commissioners Julie Carson, Tom Green, Scott Newton; 

The $125 a person event begins at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Ticket info here.

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