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By: Sharon Aron Baron
Coral Springs candidate for city commissioner Laurette Homan didn’t hold a fundraiser last week at BJ’s Restaurant, instead, it was renamed a “Fun-Raiser.”
With over 100 people coming and going, including Coral Springs Vice Mayor Larry Vignola and Commissioner Dan Daley, this was the second event that Homan has held as a candidate for Commission Seat 5.
Homan, who has been the owner of Hilton Insurance Services in Coral Springs for 17 years was born in Coral Springs where both herself as well as her husband graduated from Coral Springs High School. They are raising two daughters ages 14 and 8 who both attend Broward County Public Schools.
She says she is fully vested and passionate about the city and offers three things as a candidate, “A woman’s perspective, a business owners perspective, and a mother’s perspective.”
“Municipal government needs to work with small business and I feel I can offer this, and improve this relationship. I also have a risk management background which will be good for the commission,” said Homan.
Homan believes there needs to be a happy medium between bringing large businesses and sustaining the small ones in Coral Springs. “Get the right business here that offer the right salary, but we cannot forget our small mom and pop shops which are the foundation of our city.”
Currently Homan is on the Parent and Education Commission Committee, the Customer Involvement Government Committee, Youth and Family Committee and is a member of both Country Hills Elementary and Coral Springs Middle Schools PTA.
“It’s important that we stay where we’re happy, where we’re raising families and that our city is pristine and safe. I love the hometown feel and as much as I enjoy the luxuries of the big city, I love the feeling of a small hometown.”