Holness announces bid to fill Hastings’ Congressional seat – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward County’s Commissioner Dale Holness said he was ready to run for Congress.

The former Broward County Mayor announced his candidacy for a special election to fill the seat of the late Congressman Alcee Hastings.

Community leaders joined Holness in Plantation Monday night.

Holness, 64, spoke of his humble beginnings.

“I migrated here when I was 17, attended Plantation High School, graduated and went to Broward College,” he said. “I got involved in the student government there. I was a freshman senator, got to work while I was in school because I had to, and somehow I was at McDonald’s. You promoted me to general manager. “

Hastings served in Congress for more than 28 years until his death at the age of 84 on April 6.

Holness received assistance from Hastings’ son at the event on Monday.

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