Doug Harrison stands on two solid foundations. As an attorney and former Miami-Dade County prosecutor, he is well-versed in the law. And as someone who grew up in the area that he seeks to represent, he is well aware of the challenges and potential of District 104.
A moderate Republican, Mr. Harrison says his main issue is helping secure funding for education. With a son in public school, he says it makes no sense that “kids get a grocery list of things . . . and have to buy stuff for teachers.” He’s right.
Mr. Harrison, 43, has other concerns: He sees prime office space in his district sitting empty and wants the state and county to make wiser investments to help lure job-creating businesses. He understands Gov. Scott’s position in rejecting federal funds to expand Medicaid but says the state is “holding ideology above being smart and practical.” Mr. Harrison faces Democrat Rick Stark, 60, who owns an insurance agency and is a board member of the Weston Democratic Club.
As a member of the party that holds the majority in the Legislature Mr. Harrison, with his thoughtful, reach-across-the-aisle approach, has the potential to be an effective lawmaker. For District 104, The Miami Herald recommends DOUG HARRISON.