Gregory Tony adds more than $100K in April, remains atop BSO field in fundraising

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony expanded his money lead in his 2020 reelection bid, adding more than $100,000 in April.

Those contributions came in prior to recent reports that Tony shot and killed a man when he was 14 years old. Tony was cleared in that shooting and the records were sealed, meaning the information did not come out in background checks prior to his appointment as Sheriff.

Tony has worked to weather the storm since the early May report from the Florida Bulldog reported documented newspaper accounts from the 1993 incident.

The Sheriff’s April numbers show he was in good shape financially prior to those revelations.

Tony’s campaign has now raised more than $155,000. Broward First, a political committee supporting Tony’s bid, has brought in another $956,000.

That’s well ahead of the next highest fundraiser in the race: Tony’s predecessor at the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), Scott Israel. Israel has collected more than $137,000 in an effort to regain his job, which he lost when Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended him last year.

“In the 15 months since taking office, Sheriff Gregory Tony has put his head down and got to work reforming the BSO, making

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