Fort Lauderdale, FL. – November 2, 2015 – Robert “Bob” Butterworth, Of Counsel with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and former Attorney General for the State of Florida, provided his perspective on Broward County’s need for an elected mayor at a recent symposium presented by the Tower Forum.
“I was happy to be part of a dynamic conversation on the issues of electing a mayor for the County,” said Butterworth. “It’s an issue we’ve debated for a long time – and always worth revisiting.”

Butterworth was accompanied on the panel by Lori Parrish, Broward County Property Appraiser and former school board member, and David DiPetro, Founder of Florida Litigation Law Firm and current Commission Chair of the North Broward Hospital District. The discussion was moderated by Charles Caulkins, partner with Fisher & Phillips, founder and past president of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys and a chair of the Broward Workshop.

The Tower Forum is a private, non-profit, non-partisan business organization established in 1976. The organization consists of business executives from industries and professions in South Florida. The Tower Forum has become the “go-to” discussion venue in Broward, where these leaders identify critical issues facing the community, engage in public dialogue and encourage positive change.

In addition to serving as Florida’s Attorney General, Butterworth was also the head of the Florida Department of Children and Families and head of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. He has been a county judge, circuit judge, prosecutor and Broward County Sheriff. At Buchanan, he focuses his practice on government affairs, advising corporate and business clients in a wide range of matters, including corporate ethics audits, corporate integrity audits, compliance and regulatory matters and crisis management.

He earned his law degree from University of Miami School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. He is admitted to the Florida Bar.

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