It’s Official - "Shak" Is Running For Sheriff Of Broward County

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Shahrukh "Shak" Dhanji, popular Commissioner of Human Relations and Businessman entered the mix today to run for Sheriff of Broward County.

The Sheriff’s position requires not only law enforcement background and knowledge, but it also takes real business and leadership experience.

Shahrukh “Shak” Dhanji, popular Commissioner of Human Relations and Businessman entered the mix today to run for Sheriff of Broward County. When asked why he thinks he’s the right person for the job, Shak said, “Most people don’t realize that the Broward Sheriff’s Office has an annual budget of nearly three quarters of a billion dollars.” Shak continued, “The Sheriff’s position requires not only law enforcement background and knowledge, but it also takes real business and leadership experience.”

Dhanji’s background is nothing short of impressive. “Shak” Dhanji has been serving as a member of the Commission on Human Relations and was recently reappointed by Republican Governor, Charlie Crist. He is the only Democrat serving in that capacity and the only Muslim to ever be Governor appointed and Senate confirmed to that position. He served in the United States Naval Reserve where he received top secret security clearance. He was appointed an honorary Deputy Chief of Police in New York and is a Certified Peace Officer for New York State. Shak received his law degree from the District of Columbia School of Law in 1999.

Chris Chiari, Candidate for State House, District 91 agrees Shak is the man for the job. “In a crowded field it is important to bring something unique to the office of Sheriff. As a businessman, member of the US Navy with top level security clearance and a minority, Shak Dhanji represents what’s best about America and is the best candidate for Broward County Sheriff.”

Shak has also received the support of Anthony Whitaker, Deputy Chief of Aviation for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In a letter to Governor Charlie Crist Whitaker said Dhanji, “…would explore methods that would provide for enhanced integration of security systems at Florida’s seaports, airports, railways and terminals.” Few people would understand security like Whitaker; he was a first responder on 9/11.

Primary voting will be held on August 26th, 2008. For more information call (954) 462-2141 or visit http://www.shakforsheriff.com.

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