Monday, June 25, 2012

Broward State Attorney Candidates Debate July 10th

Fifteen voluntary bar associations in Broward County are joining forces to host a debate with incumbent State Attorney Michael Satz, and contenders Chris Mancini, and Jim Lewis. The event, which is hosted by Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (BACDL), along with numerous voluntary bar associations, will take place Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. at the Broward County Main Library Auditorium, 100 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. 

Michael J. Satz, is the incumbent State Attorney for Broward County, seeking to hold on to his office, where he has served since first being elected in 1976. His educational background includes an undergraduate degree from Temple University and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

Chris Mancini, a Broward County defense attorney, is an experienced prosecutor who earned his law degree from Marquette University School of Law. He will run as a Democrat against Michael Satz in the primary race in August.

Jim Lewis, a Republican, will face the winner of the August primary. He is a former prosecutor and Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney.

Questions have been submitted by the voluntary bar associations, and will be chosen randomly and presented to the candidates for response during the 90-minute debate. The moderator is Kenneth Hassett, President of Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

The public is invited to attend, but no input will be permitted from the audience. There will be no charge for the event; however, seating is limited.
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