He is already playing off South Florida's previous voting woes with his campaign slogan -- "Chad won't keep your vote hanging" -- the newspaper reported.
Klitzman was in first grade when Florida's results of the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore took weeks to certify, thanks to the chads hanging from the back of punch-card ballots.
"I was 6 or 7 when Chad was the most popular name in the state of Florida," Klitzman told the Sun-Sentinel. "I also just love watching recounts. I'm very familiar with what went down."
Klitzman, who is running as a Democrat, will be part of a crowded field that already includes five other candidates, the newspaper reported. He hopes to write a new chapter in Broward County's sometimes tangled election history,
"I write 30 minutes a day, something I've done since high school," Klitzman told the Sun-Sentinel. "It's not my occupation. It's an activity, something I do to decompress."