Three Democrats vie for their first election win in Broward’s HD 97

A three-way Democratic Primary race for an open House seat in central Broward County has two candidates neck-and-neck in raising money from donors.

Three-time candidate Saima Farooqui filed to represent House District 97 the same week as the June qualifying deadline. Kelly Scurry, a first-time candidate, filed for the office on the last day to qualify. They’ll be competing with Lisa Dunkley, who hasn’t been elected before either.

They will be competing on Aug. 23 to fill the seat vacated when Rep. Anika Omphroy filed to run to represent Florida’s 20th Congressional District.

So far, Scurry, a lawyer, is leading. He’s

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