COPE-TIGER 2018 ENDORSEMENTS


The BTU's Committee of Political Education / Teachers in Government and Education Reform (COPE-TIGER) evaluates candidates for office and offers endorsements of those candidates whose platform and philosophies favor education and educators. Below are the endorsements for the 2018 primary election.

Election Day is November 6, 2018.
United States Senator Bill Nelson
 
Representative in Congress - District 20 Alcee L Hastings
Representative in Congress - District 22 Ted Deutch
Representative in Congress - District 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz
 
Governor and Lieutenant Governor Andrew Gillum and Chris King
       
Attorney General   Sean Shaw  
Chief Financial Officer   Jeremy Ring  
Commisioner of Agriculture Nicole "Nikki" Fried
 
State Senator - District 34 Gary Farmer
 
State Representative - District 98 Michael A. Gottlieb
State Representative - District 103 Cindy Polo
State Representative - District 105 Javier Estevez
County Commissioner - District 1 Lamar Fisher
 
Circuit Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit, Group 38 Stephanie Camille Moon
Circuit Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit, Group 46 H. James Curry
County Court Judge, Group 9 Tanner Channing Demmery
County Court Judge, Group 19 Allison Gilman & Jacqueline Powell 
 
School Board Member - District 1 Jim Silvernale
 
Coral Springs Commission - Seat 4 Joshua A. Simmons
District 1 Jim Silvernale District 4 Lamar Fisher
Davie City Council - District 2 Caryl Hattan
Davie City Council - District 3 J. Scott Bayne
       
Hallandale Commission - Seat 1 Steven M. Carlo
Hallandale Commission - Seat 2 Sabrina Javellana
       
Hollywood Commission - Seat 5 Kevin Biederman & Francisco Vargas
District 1Jim SilvernaleDistrict 4Lamar Fisher
Lauderdale Lakes Commission - Seat 1 Roosevelt McClary
       
North Lauderdale Commission - District B Gerald John Graziose
       
Plantation City Council - Group 1 Erik Anderson
Plantation City Council - Group 2 Denise Horland
Plantation City Council - Group 5 Nick Sortal
       
Pompano Beach Mayor Rex Hardin
Pompano Beach Commission - District 1 Andrea McGee
Pompano Beach Commission - District 2 Rhonda Eaton
Pompano Beach Commission - District 3 Tom McMahon
Pompano Beach Commission - District 4 Carmen Jones
Pompano Beach Commission - District 6 Barry Moss
 
Tamarac Mayor Michelle Gomez
Tamarac Commission - Seat 2 Larry Goehrig
Tamarac Commission - Seat 4 Debra Placko
 
Wilton Manors Mayor Justin Flippen
Wilton Manors Commission - Seat 4 Gary Resnick
 
No 1 Constitutional Amendment Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption NO
No 4 Constitutional Amendment Voting Restoration Amendment YES
No 5 Constitutional Amendment Supermajority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees NO
No 7 Constitutional Revision First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities NO
     
Broward County Question Funding of Countywide  Transportation System Improvement Through Levy Of Surtax YES
Broward County Charter Question Broward County Affordable Housing Trust Fund YES