CORAL SPRINGS, FL – With all the focus on the coronavirus (COVID-19), it may be easy to forget that there are elections in the fall for the Coral Springs City Commission.

Three of five commission seats are up -- and candidates are raising money to run in the general election on Nov. 3.

Mayor Scott Brook is ahead in contributions for the seven candidates. In all, $95,218 has been contributed to the candidates so far. 

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According to the latest campaign records, there are no challengers for Seat 1 held by Brook. He has received $24,108 in contributions to date.

Five challengers are vying for Seat 3 held by Commissioner Larry Vignola, who is term-limited and can’t seek re-election.

They are Randal Cutter, Noor Fawzy, Andrew Kasten, Nancy Metayer, and Jose Morera, according to the Coral Springs City Clerk’s office.

Based on campaign records, Cutter has received $12,705 in contributions to date; Fawzy has received $16,644; Kasten has received $9,051; Metayer has received $11,705; and Morera has received $9,195.

And for Seat 5, there are no challengers for incumbent Vice Mayor Joy Carter. According to campaign records, Carter has received $11,810 in contributions to date.

All the candidates have until mid-June to qualify to run in the elections. The qualifying period begins at 12 pm on June 8 and ends at 12 pm on June 12.

At the moment, the elections aren’t impacted by the coronavirus crisis, said Debra Thomas, the Coral Springs city clerk.