NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
With Sen. Oscar Braynon facing term limits in 2020, state Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, has taken an initial step toward running to replace him.
Jones, a House member since 2012, opened a campaign account last week to run in Senate District 35, which is made up of parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties, according to the state Division of Elections website and an announcement from Jones’ campaign.
In opening the account, Jones joined former Rep. Cynthia Stafford, a Miami Gardens Democrat who opened an account for the Senate race last year.
Stafford had raised $1,500 as of Nov. 30, according to a finance report. Stafford served from 2010 until last year in the House. Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, has served in the Senate since 2011, including a stint as minority leader.