Incumbent Democrat Irv Slosberg will have to wade through a pair of millennials – including a primary challenger – in order to secure his final term in House District 91.
Doug Oberman filed for the seat Monday and has already released his campaign platform, although it’s little more than a laundry list of policies supported by state and national Democrats, such as a $15 minimum wage and an end to for-profit prisons.
According to his Facebook page, Oberman is a prep cook at Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox in Deerfield Beach, with past jobs including ridesharing services Uber and Lyft.
Boynton Beach Republican Ryan Lee Fleming, 23, who jumped in at the beginning of June, preceded Oberman’s filing. According to his campaign site, he will “bring liberty and justice to the people and not the banks” if elected to the House and, like Oberman, he lists a slate of party-backed priorities he would push as a representative. He has only brought in $50 over three months, including $0 from an oddly setup GoFundMe campaign.
The two candidates pose little threat to Slosberg, 68, who has won six elections to the House since 2000. Since the 2012 redistricting session, Slosberg hasn’t faced a candidate in either the primary or general elections.
Slosberg’s 2016 campaign had about $17,000 cash on-hand at the end of August. While it isn’t much, it’s likely all he’ll need to stave off the primary challenge in the solidly Democratic district.