Parkland parent Max Schachter weighing run for Jared Moskowitz seat
Max Schachter, who serves on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission after losing his son, Alex, in February’s shooting, says he’s considering a run for the House District 97 seat being vacated by state Rep. Jared Moskowitz.
Schachter could make a decision some time next week, according to the reports.
“I am just consulting with my family” on the best way “how I can honor my son’s memory,” he told the Sun Sentinel.
Moskowitz will leave the HD 97 seat open after being appointed by Governor-elect Ron DeSantis to lead the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
A special election will be held to replace Moskowitz once he formally resigns his seat to take on his new role, though Moskowitz has not yet set a firm resignation date.
Coral Springs City Commissioner Dan Daley has already thrown his hat into the ring to replace Moskowitz. Now, Schachter says he’ll do the same.
Schachter’s 14-year-old son, Alex, was one of 17 people killed in the Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School.
He has since