By: Rona Silberman
A luncheon held by the Coral Springs/Parkland Democratic Club to bring awareness to the upcoming election and issues was attended by over 100 people around Broward County.
On May 1, the club held their Bi-Annual Luncheon at McDivot’s, located in the Carolina Country Club in Margate where Grace Carrington, President, introduced Gordon Weeks of the Broward County Public Defender’s Office as emcee of the event and Coral Springs Mayor Skip Campbell was the keynote speaker who spoke about the negative effects of apathy and the importance of voting.
Campbell later announced he was running for reelection for mayor of Coral Springs to an enthusiastic round of applause.
In attendance were Broward County Mayor Martin Kiar, Sheriff Scott Israel, School Board Member Robin Bartleman, Mayor Michael Udine of Parkland, Broward County Democratic Party chair Cynthia Busch. Mayor Mickie Belvedere of Coconut Creek, Vice Mayor Sandra Battle of Margate, as well as City Commissioners from around the county. Several candidates for the upcoming November election attended as well.
In addition, the Club honored State Senator Jeremy Ring, whose term ends this November and former State Representative Jim Waldman for the work they did on behalf of not only the citizens of their districts, which included Coral Springs and Parkland, but for all of the citizens of the State of Florida.
In closing, Weeks spoke about the need not to judge people by their looks but by their actions.
To become a member of the Coral Springs/Parkland Democratic Club contact President Grace Carrington at [email protected]. or at 954-415-9905. You are also welcome to join the members at their monthly meeting on the first Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m. at Cypress Hammock Park, 1300 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs.