The Broward County Police Benevolent Association has announced it has officially endorsed Joshua Rydell for Broward County State Attorney in the Democratic Primary Election on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.
“Many of our members have experienced Josh Rydell’s professionalism and dedication first-hand throughout the Broward County court system,” Broward County PBA President Rod Skirvin said. “We feel that he is a fantastic candidate and is the perfect fit to lead the State Attorney’s office into the next decade and beyond.”
An experienced trial lawyer, Rydell has developed a deep understanding of the challenges that plague our criminal justice system, and will work with communities to promote equal justice for all, accountability, and public safety in Broward County.
After graduating from Nova Southeastern University School of Law, Rydell worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Broward County. Since 2007, he’s owned his own law practice, where he’s handled numerous high-profile cases and defended matters in front of the Florida Bar. From his extensive, diverse experience as a criminal defense attorney, Rydell understands the complex causes of mass incarceration, unacceptably high recidivism rates and the school-to-prison pipeline.
In 2015, Rydell won a seat on the Coconut Creek City Commission, where he has dedicated himself to securing state funding for key projects, promoting smart development, and implementing community policing. During his tenure, he has played a key role in developing award-winning budgets and managing the government of a city with over 430 full-time employees, including its own police force.
Rydell has held positions on the Broward County Substance Abuse Advisory Board, the Broward County Bar Association’s County-Municipal Affairs Committee, the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, the Broward County League of Cities, and other organizations. He lives in Coconut Creek with his wife Jaime and their daughters, ages 7 and 3.