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One of the new hires, Todd ...
One of the new hires, Todd Wilder, is a political consultant who was chief of staff to disgraced former Sheriff Ken Jenne.
Todd Wilder's contract with BSO
Todd Wilder's name was once a familiar one at BSO, under Sheriff Jenne, a Democrat.
contract, released to the Sun Sentinel
will make $5,000 a month.
Five days a month, he'll have to come to Broward County, reimbursed with a $200 a day per diem.
, who has been involved in Democratic politics since the early 1990s in then-Gov.
Wilder is chairman of one of the electioneering communication organizations that are allowed to take unlimited sums to influence local races but whose donors are difficult to track.
The contract carries a strict confidentiality clause, forbidding Wilder
from revealing what he
, hired under his
company MG Strategies LLC, said he'll help with cost-cutting, prioritizing goals that need funding and helping prevent "the repeating of mistakes we may have made in previous administrations."
Key member of Sheriff Jenne staff joins Smith for Governor bid: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Todd Wilder, the Broward Sheriff Office's deputy chief of staff, said his first job will be to strengthen Smith's campaign team.
job as "getting the field operation organized.I'll be getting us up and running.I'll be advising him on the political operation."Jenne
has not endorsed anyone in the race yet, Wilder
said.But by allowing Wilder
to join the campaign and still keep his
job sends a signal to the party insiders that one of Broward's most powerful Democrats is leaning in Smith's direction, Wilder
is giving me his
endorsement to do this.Draw your own conclusions," Wilder said.Wilder, 42, has worked for Jenne for a decade as the sheriff's chief lobbyist and political strategist earning roughly $120,000 annually.Before working for Jenne, he was Lt.
The Markham Group
The Markham Group
WHO WE ARE
Paul Neaville • Robert McLarty • Greg Hale • Todd Wilder
Todd Wilder, Partner
As a partner with The Markham Group, Wilder brings a unique combination of campaign, policy, research and logistical experience to the firm.
served as Legislative Director for Florida Governor Lawton Chiles, Chief of Staff to Florida's
Governor, Caucus Director for the Florida
Senate Democratic Caucus and a political/legislative specialist for the Florida affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers.
In 2006 Wilder was Political Director for the Florida gubernatorial campaign of State Senator Rod Smith, directing field, advance, endorsement, GOTV, absentee and early vote operations for a candidate who started as a long-shot campaign in the polls yet nearly defeated the better funded and better known candidate a year later in the Democratic primary.
Wilder, who is based in Tallahassee Florida, received his bachelor's degree in Business Management from Florida State University.
But the Tallahassee address for the ...
But the Tallahassee address for the group is the same address where Todd Wilder hangs his hat.
Wilder is a partner for The Markham Group, a political consulting firm with an office at the same location as the Common Sense Coalition.
Wilder was Jenne's chief of staff at the sheriff's office.
He bailed in 2006 to help run Democatic state Sen.
involved in the mail piece?
Florida Democratic strategist Todd ...
Florida Democratic strategist Todd Wilder agreed - although he wasn't so bullish on Romney's chances.
But Evers, Wilder
and other Florida politicos don't think that Medicare will be the decisive issue.