Top: City Commissioner Tom Powers, Former Mayor Roy Gold, Lou Cimiglia, Howard Melamed. Bottom: City Commissioner Dan Daley, Joy Carter, Andy Holz, Laurette Homan.
By: Sharon Aron Baron
Qualifying period is over and interested candidates that will be running in November’s election are on the ballot, with the exception of City Commissioner Dan Daley who was reelected to his seat unopposed.
Daley, won his seat back in 2012 and serves while attending law school at Nova University. Before he was a city commissioner he worked as an aide to former State Representative Ari Porth.
“I’m humbled and honored to be reelected unopposed to the Coral Springs City Commission,” Daley wrote on his Facebook page today. “Ecstatic to serve my hometown for another 4 years!”
In the mayoral race, City Commissioner Tom Powers will be facing off against former Mayor Roy Gold. Powers, who has also served as the vice mayor, is a retired Arizona State Police Officer.
Gold was first elected in 2004 as a city commissioner and served as mayor from 2010-2012. He is the owner of Cambridge Diagnostics Products Inc., a medical manufacturing company. Gold and his family have been residents of Coral Springs for 35 years.
In the race for Seat 4, two candidates have qualified: Lou Cimiglia and Howard Melamed. Cimaglia is a real estate broker, who has been in real estate since the 1970s. He is also an active volunteer with the Knights of Columbus.
Melamed is a civil engineer and CEO of CellAntenna Corporation which has been located in Coral Springs since 1992. Both children attended elementary, middle and High School in Coral Springs.
Qualifying for Seat 5 are three candidates: Joy Carter, Andy Holz, and Laurette Homan, Carter 29-year resident of the city, and works as a realtor at Keller Williams. She is involved with the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce where she has served as Chair.
Holz is a mathematics teacher at Coral Springs Christian Academy. He also has a law degree from Nova and is currently a member of the Florida Bar. Holz has lived in Coral Springs both as a student and is now married with two children. “I want Coral Springs to maintain its family friendly environment and make it possible for businesses to succeed.” Holz says that being active on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram gives him a unique perspective on how businesses can market themselves.
Homan has owned Hilton Insurance Services in Coral Springs for 17 years. She was born in Coral Springs where both herself as well as her husband graduated from Coral Springs High School. Homan serves on several city committees and is the mother of two children.
The election for mayor and city commission will be held during the general election on November 4, 2014.