Nine Applicants Apply for Interim Mayor in Coral Springs

City Hall. Courtesy City of Coral Springs

By: Sharon Aron Baron

The applications are now in and nine interested applicants have applied to become the next interim mayor for the city of Coral Springs.

After the sudden passing of Mayor Skip Campbell the commission decided that a fifth vote was needed until a special election was held on March 12 for a new mayor.   

Applications were accepted until Wednesday for an interim mayor in accordance to the city charter.  According to City Clerk Debra Thomas, the applicants are:

Peter Weinstein circuit court judge and former state senator; John West retired international banker; Kurt Gardner a senior sales and marketing executive; Alan Bernstein criminal defense attorney; Michael Mader financial advisor; Scott Brook attorney and former mayor; Lou Cimaglia real estate broker former commissioner; Roy Gold, business owner and former mayor; and Daniel McGuinn a national sales manager.

The next city commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the commission chambers where, according to Thomas, the topic will be discussed.  However no confirmation has been given if any interviews will occur on this date.

Residents who are interested in running for the mayoral seat must qualify between noon, January 2, 2019 through noon, January 9, 2019. Contact Thomas at 954-344-1067 with any questions. Interested candidates must be an eligible voter and have resided in Coral Springs in the last six months.