Veteran and entrepreneur Lisa Dunkley rose to the top in a three-way Democratic Primary contest Tuesday, becoming the Representative for Broward County’s House District 97 in her first election.
Dunkley secured 62% of the vote compared to 23% for lawyer Kelly Scurry. Saima Farooqui, an IT specialist, trailed with 15%.
No Republican candidate filed for the seat, so Dunkley was elected in the Primary. The inland district encompasses all or parts of Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, North Lauderdale, Plantation, Sunrise and Tamarac.
It was a victory of campaigning over fundraising. Out of the field, Dunkley raised the least money.
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics