By: Jen Russon
Although he can never be replaced, four mayoral candidates are hoping to become Coral Springs’s next mayor after Skip Campbell’s untimely death last October.
Losing Campbell left Coral Springs with an open seat, which commissioners voted not to temporarily fill with an interim mayor – instead choosing to hold an election so that everyone had the same opportunity to run.
Before the March 12 election takes place next month, voters will have the opportunity to learn more about each candidate at a mayoral forum held at the Coral Springs Charter School.
Presented by the Broward County’s League of Women Voters, the forum will allow the candidates to present their platforms.
Four residents officially announced their candidacies. Two of them – Vincent Boccard and Scott J. Brook – are previous Coral Springs mayors.
Nancy Metayer, a 31-year-old, who works at a nonprofit and graduated from the Coral Springs Charter School, is a board member with the Broward County Soil and Water Conservation.
Kurt Gardner is entirely new to politics. He is a brand development consultant, and a father to a toddler.
To hear each of the candidates present their platforms and unique vision for the city, attend the event at the Coral Springs Charter School auditorium on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. The school is located at 3205 N University Drive.
Remember to Vote in March
The election for a new Coral Springs mayor will be held on Tuesday, March 12. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The last day to register to vote is February 11.
Jen Russon is a freelance writer and English Language Arts teacher. She has published two novels to Amazon Kindle and lives in Coral Springs with her family.