A recent poll of women has determined who the hottest men running for local and state offices here in South Florida.
You’re probably asking, “Why would you rank candidates for their hotness? This sets women back 50 years.”
I did it because someone had to do the agonizing research. Besides, men are doing this already to the female candidates. They just don’t write about it.
What could be wrong with checking these handsome men out? Of course their education, experience, and message is important, but I can’t help but recognize a man that has taken care of themselves physically. All of these men look trim, have fantastic beautiful smiles, and of course look great on camera.
Now, I wouldn’t go out of my way to vote for someone who is more handsome than the other candidate, however, in a close two-way race, it couldn’t hurt.
I polled many of my female friends who are involved with local politics and asked them who their favorites were. I received input about candidates that I had never noticed before.
Of course, the finalists are all mine.
One important note: this was a nonpartisan poll and candidates were not excluded due to party affiliation. In other words; a handsome man can transcend above those petty party lines.
Hotness factor: Legally Hot!
Tim Ryan, 56, the former state representative from Dania Beach, is a Democrat facing former Broward Commissioner Ken Keechl and Rodstrom-wife Charlotte Rodstrom in the race for Broward County Commissioner District 7.
Tim Ryan, 56, is an attorney and former State Representative from Dania Beach. A lifelong resident of Broward County, Tim Ryan was born in 1956 at Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. Tim went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with high honors, as well as a law degree from the University of Florida. In 1981, he joined the family law firm, Ryan & Ryan, which was founded by his father in 1955.
Before being elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1998, Tim was active in a number of community service organizations, including the Dania Beach Community Improvement Council, the Fort Lauderdale Jaycees, the Broward County Guardian Ad Litem program and the Dania Beach Rotary. He has earned recognition while serving as Special Counsel for the City of Dania Beach for the past 20 years, and received the Florida Teaching Profession “Friend of Education” award and the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono award for his volunteer services.
Ryan currently lives in Dania Beach with this wife and four children.
Hotness factor: Hollywood Hot!
Dr. Rudy Moise, 58, is running for congress in Florida’s 24th Congressional District as a Democrat.
Born in Haiti, Moise is not only a Doctor but many people do not know that he is a movie actor. He has starred several B movies for instance, Haitian Nights, Life Outside of Pearl and Trapped: Haitian Nights. In Trapped, he starred along with Vivica Fox. Check out the movie trailer here.
Moise dedicated himself to learning English and completing his high school education. He went on to finish his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, and his Doctorate Degree in Osteopathy from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He joined the U.S. Air Force reserves nearly a decade ago and still serves as a Colonel. He holds a Flight Surgeon Degree from the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine.
Moise is currently the Medical Director of North Miami’s Comprehensive Health Center, a facility that serves more than 25,000 people in the local community — Dr. Moise was named one of five finalists for the “Best Physician of the Year” award by the South Florida Business Journal.
Dr. Moise is a devoted family man, husband, and father of two beautiful children: Rudy Jr. and Maya.
Hotness Factor: Smoldering!
Robert Gershman is running for State Attorney Palm Beach County, Gershman received his Bachelor of Accounting degree from George Washington University in 1988 and his law degree from Nova Southeastern Law School in 1991.
Formally an Assistant State Attorney, Robert entered private practice, specializing in criminal defense litigation. Robert has managed his Palm Beach County law practice for more than 15 years. Robert has tried many significant cases throughout Florida, in State and Federal Court, at both the trial and appellate levels. Robert is one of an elite & select class of attorneys certified under Florida State Statute to serve as lead trial counsel in death penalty cases is running as a Non Party Affiliate because the Office of Palm Beach County State Attorney should be fair and independant, without favoritism to any person or entity.
As the next State Attorney for Palm Beach County, Robert intends to enforce the law, end corruption, prevent crime, and be an effective voice for the victims of crime. As the next State Attorney, Robert will be the highest ranking law enforcement officer for Palm Beach County. He will represent the residents of Palm Beach County with zeal and integrity and will focus his efforts on ensuring justice for all.
Robert met his wife, Cindy, also an attorney, during their freshman year of college at GWU. After graduating, Robert and Cindy were married in Boca Raton, Florida., where they have lived for more than twenty years.
Robert and Cindy have a 17 year old son, Jordan, and a 15 year old daughter, Allie. Robert is a, kind and devoted husband to Cindy and a fun-loving and attentive father to Jordan and Alexandra.
Hotness Factor: Hot Knish!
Louis Reinstein, 37, is a Democrat running for State Represantive of District 98. His family grew up in Broward County, where Louis attended the Hebrew Day School and Sunrise Middle School, graduating from Pine Crest School.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Religious Studies and a Minor in Sociology from the University of Florida , Louis then headed to Atlanta to attend Emory University where he earned his Master of Arts in Jewish Studies. He then took his learning back home to Plantation to teach middle school and high school at the David Posnack Jewish Day School–the same school that he attended for elementary school.
After four years of teaching, Louis went to Nova Southeastern University to earn his law degree. Louis’ practice is a general civil litigation practice where he has represented both defendants and plaintiffs. However, he has specialized in representing those who work for us by defending law enforcement officers and first responders.
Before law school, Louis served as a non-lawyer Commissioner on the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission for the State of Florida, the group that recommends Supreme Court Judges for appointment by the Governor.
Louis and his wife, Adi, have two sons, Daniel and Jonathan, and live in Plantation near Central Park.
Hotness Factor: Italian Hot!
Vincent Boccard, 56, is a Republican running for the Coral Springs mayoral election in November. Boccard, a Republican was elected as City Commissioner in March 2006 and Vice Mayor in 2007. He is a general contractor and developer as well as co-owner of Boccard Homes and Kessler Construction. He previously served eight years as vice mayor and village commissioner of El Portal in Miami Dade County.
Boccard has been a resident of Coral Springs for over a decade and has been involved in the community for years. He participates in the Citizens Emergency Response Team and the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce. He has also founded the Lisa Boccard Coral Springs Breast Cancer Foundation for woman without healthcare and is a founding director of the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition.
He is a 1975 Graduate of the Southeast Criminal Institute Police Academy, and a former reserve Police Officer for the City of Miami Beach. Boccard attended Miami Dade Community College Marine Institute, Studying Ocean Engineering and Marine Biology.
Commissioner Boccard is married to Terry Boccard, with three children.
Hotness Factor: Harvard Hot!
Dave Aronberg, 41, is a Democrat running for State Attorney in Palm Beach County. Aronberg was born and raised in North Miami, Florida, where he attended public schools before going on to attend Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he graduated with honors in 1996.
As an attorney for a large South Florida law firm, Dave worked closely with Insurance Commissioner (now U.S. Senator) Bill Nelson to investigate European Insurance companies that refused to honor World War II-era policies sold to victims of the Holocaust.
In 1999, Dave became a Florida Assistant Attorney General for economic crimes, leading one of the nation’s first investigations of Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the prescription drug Oxycontin, for its marketing practices. Interesting note: Aronberg also headed the State’s lawsuit against “Miss Cleo,” the “Jamaican Shango Shaman Psychic,” who had become an international celebrity among late- night television viewers.
In 2000, Dave was selected to be one of 15 White House Fellows from across the country. In this non-partisan position, Dave served in two presidential administrations as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury Department for international money laundering.
Dave Aronberg was elected to the Florida Senate in 2002. As a State Senator, Dave represented a challenging, diverse district that stretched from eastern Palm Beach County, through Glades, Hendry, and Charlotte counties, all the way to Lee County on Florida’s gulf coast. Even though Democrats comprised only 39% of his district, Dave was elected three times as a Democrat until he left the Senate in 2010.
In January 2011, Attorney General Pam Bondi appointed Dave Aronberg as her Special Prosecutor for Prescription Drug Trafficking. Although his jurisdiction is statewide, Dave lives and works in West Palm Beach and he is single.
Take the poll and let me know who you think is hot, or fill in your own candidate!
Sharon Aron Baron is the 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, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.