Candidates for Broward County Commission Get Set to Start their Races

By Sharon Aron Baron

The District Maps are approved, and the candidates are ready. It looks like it’s going to be a busy election season for at least two district seats affecting the Western part of Broward County this year with no seats going unchallenged.

Already the bloggers are having a field day with this race, and it has only begun. Let’s hope for some maturity and civility in each of these races. Only the candidates at the top can stop the venom that is spewed from their friends.

Suppose they cannot show leadership early in the game. What can we expect from them when they are elected? Let’s all have a fair election and not let social media make a mockery out of the real issues.

District One is comprised of Weston, West Davie, Plantation, Sunrise, Lauderhill, and a small part of Tamarac.  Currently, two candidates are running in this district since Ilene Lieberman was termed out in 2012. They are Howard Berger, a Democrat who has been a Lauderhill City Commissioner since 2004, and Martin “Marty” Kiar, Democrat who is currently serving as a State Representative.

District Three, which covers Parkland, Coral Springs, Tamarac, and half of North Lauderdale, has been represented by Stacy Ritter since 2006. Ritter, a Democrat, will be running again this year and has competition with Robert W. Sutton. Sutton, a Republican, currently teaches High School with Broward County Schools.

I plan on keeping you in the loop as far as any town hall meeting with the candidates. Keep your questions handy. This election cycle would be an excellent opportunity to ask candidates about everything you’d like to know about our community and what can be done to make changes on Broward County’s end. Remember: They will be our representatives.

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Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron
Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.

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