Broward State Attorney Mike Satz‘s refusal to commit to another term has the courthouse crowd hyperventilating.
Satz previously said he would remain Broward’s chief prosecutor until the Grim Reaper appeared at his office door.
Now he is equivocating.
Suddenly rumors fill courthouse hallways about who would run to replace Satz. Support is being lined up. The legal establishment is vibrating.
Satz could be stepping aside. Retiring in his mid-70s.
For decades Satz has been notoriously dedicated to his work. His desk is still filled with photos of bloody crime scenes and reams of depositions, preparation for cases he still prosecutes.
He also has been dedicated to his reelection. He speaks to civic groups and political clubs regularly even when he is not on the ballot.
Despite all his years in office, his personal life is a mystery to most voters, unusual in this era of revelation.
Although he is an eligible bachelor and a millionaire with a high-powered public job, there is no flash to the man. No South Florida flare.