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By: Sharon Aron Baron
Friends came out to Bonefish Grill on Monday night to show their support for candidate Joy Carter who is running for an open Coral Springs City Commission seat in November.
Carter, who is a 29-year resident of the city, works as a realtor at Keller Williams. She is running for Seat Five which will be open since Commissioner Tom Powers has announced that he is running for Mayor.
Carter is a volunteer and leader with the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and the 50th Anniversary Committee. She is also actively involved with the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce where she not only has led every committee, but has served as Chair of the organization.
Pauline Rahael, Vice President of Amera Corporation, who has known Carter over 15 years said that Carter helped her daughter buy a new home.
“We also wanted to rent a short-term lease and Joy put me in touch with a company, and didn’t even want a commission, said Rahael. “If she gets elected, she would make a great officer. She lives up to her word.”
Back in 1985, Carter sold new construction for Coral Ridge Properties which gave her the experience and confidence to start her own real estate business with her brother for over 17 years. She is the mother of two grown daughters who live in both Oregon and Fort Lauderdale.
Carter says she still loves being a community volunteer, However, at this point in her life, she wants a larger platform, to continue to give back, to nurture and to guide and to listen, and to be able to do more for the people who also enjoy living in the City of Coral Springs as much as she does.
Joe Morera, President of the Board of Supervisors and Staff of the Sunshine Water Control District met Carter when they were on a committee working together for an event. “I think that Joy has a lot of good fundamentals, a good mind, and can analyze things for what they are, and will serve the residents with honesty and integrity.”