School Board member Ann Murray is being outraised by her reelection opponent two-to-one.
That’s nothing new for the incumbent, who was first elected in 2008.
During Murray’s last reelection, challenger Felicia Mychele Brunson, a West Park commissioner, had twice the campaign cash. Murray still managed to beat Brunson in 2014 by 294 votes.
This reelection cycle, longtime Democratic activist and union leader James Silvernale has $23,815 in contributions compared to Murray’s $10,241.
Like Murray, who was a school bus transportation supervisor before her election, Silvernale’s experience comes from the blue-collar divisions of the School Board. He is a senior business development representative for the Federation of Public Employees, the union that represents many of those workers.
Silvernale also has deep roots in Broward’s political circles.