Respected GOP State Leader Endorses Broward Candidates

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Republican State Committeeman Ed Kennedy has issued his “voters guide” to Republicans and Independents all over Broward county. Kennedy, a Marine, Korean War veteran, former Broward County Commissioner and Broward Clerk of the Courts, is well-respected by Republicans and Democrats alike.

Kennedy recommends Sheriff Al Lamberti, Robert “Bob” Sutton for Broward County Commission and Torey Alston, Robin Bartleman, and Shelly Solomon for Broward County School Board.

Here’s the complete list:

US PRESIDENT / VICE PRESIDENT Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan
UNITED STATES SENATOR Connie Mack
US REPRESENTATIVE* District 20: Randall Terry District 21: Cesar Henao District 22: Adam Hasner District 23: Karen Harrington District 25: Mario Diaz-Balart
STATE ATTORNEY Jim Lewis
STATE SENATE*
District 29: Soren Swensen District 31: Christopher “Chris”
Smithmyer District 33: Juan Selaya
District 34: Ellyn Bogdanoff
STATE HOUSE*
District 93: George Moraitis
District 94: Scott Herman
District 97: James Gleason
District 98: Cara Christine Pavalock District 99: Elizabeth Anne “Libby”
Eddy
District 103: Manny Diaz, Jr.
District 104: Douglas “Doug” Andrew Gordon Harrison
District 105: Carlos Trujillo
SHERIFF Al Lamberti
COUNTY COMMISSION,DISTRICT 3* Robert W. Sutton
RETENTION VOTE JUSTICES OF THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT – The Republican Party of Florida Recommends the Following:
R. Fred Lewis – Vote NO Barbara Joan Pariente – Vote NO Peggy Quince – Vote NO
RETENTION VOTE 4th DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS JUDGES Burton C. Conner – Vote YES Carole Y. Taylor – Vote YES
CIRCUIT JUDGE, GROUP 45 Julio E. Gonzalez, Jr.
COUNTY COURT JUDGE, GROUP 5 Robert “Bob” Nichols
COUNTY COURT JUDGE, GROUP 10 Robert F. “Bob” Diaz
SCHOOL BOARD
District 4: Rochelle “Shelly” Solomon* District 5: Torey Alston*
At Large 8: Donna Pilger Korn
At Large 9: Robin Bartleman
BROWARD SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT 3
Richard Leys
BROWARD SOIL &WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT 5
No Opinion
SOUTH BROWARD DRAINAGE DISTRICT*
Zone 1: No Opinion
CITY RACES*
Cooper City
District 3: Daniel W. Barrett
Coral Springs
Mayor : Vince Boccard Seat 2: Dan Daley
Hollywood
District 1: Patricia Asseff
District 2: Carol Lynn Kendall District 3: Heidi Marie O’Sheehan District 6: Edward “Ed” Holodak
Margate
Seat 1: Phil Hylander
Seat 2: Frank Messana
Seat 3: Frederick Schweitzer
Seat 5: Scott Yardley
Parkland
City Commission District 4: David M. Gobeo II
The following are the recommendations from the
Republican Party of Florida on the Constitutional Amendments that will appear on the ballot:
Amendment 1: YES
Amendment 2: YES
Amendment 3: YES
Amendment 4: YES
Amendment 5: No Opinion
Amendment 6: YES
Amendment 8: YES (formerly Amendment
7 – there is no Amendment
7 on the ballot) Amendment 9: YES
Amendment 10: YES Amendment 11: YES Amendment 12 : YES
If you have any questions about the candidates or amendments, please contact me
Any opinions expressed in the voter guide are the personal opinions of Ed Kennedy and are paid for and approved by Ed Kennedy, independent of any party committee or candidate. This advertisement was not approved by any candidate.
*Candidates Vary Based on Your Location

Published by Tom Lauder

Covering South Florida Politics Since 2010...As Seen On: POLITICO, The Huffington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, WPLG LOCAL 10 (ABC MIAMI), The New Times

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15 Comments

  1. For Margate
    Frank Tallerico Phil should have run for the open seat. he could have done well(won’t be upset if Phil wins tho.
    Brian Donahue is an Independent Messana is spreading around that Mclean got Donahue to run to split the ballot(an absolute lie) another one that should have run for the open seat. he could have done well
    Le Peerman have only been on commission for 1yr 10 months but certain people did not want to see me get a free ride. Took a pay cut, asked for a commissioner’s resignation. Fred wants the government to go into foreclosed houses to fix their code violations and bill the banks.(Illegal and what part of less government does that fall under)
    Joanne Simone has more community involvement than Scott. Scott is only running so he can run for state rep in 2014,I am not a big fan of someone using us as a stepping stone.
    Tell me why do you think there is no Republican on the open seat????
    It seems to me he did his homework on some of the races but looks like must have gotten the Let’s TAKE Margate from the Tamarac/Coconut Creek/Margate Republican club president thus making a non partisan position partisan. Never has the democratic club in Margate done that.
    Give us some good Republicans and I will bet they can get elected in Margate
    Le

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  2. There’s a rule at BSO forbidding officers to associate with known felons. Lamberti didn’t know about his campaign consultant Lewis’ past? Either Lamberti feels above the law or is incompetent. Since Red Broward has pegged Israel as a GOP’er they shouldn’t have a problem with picking the honest one of the two.

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    1. That BSO Policy applies when the felon is “known” to be a felon. No one knew because his record was expunged and a regular records check would not even reveal that. Only law enforcement agencies have access to expunged records for “employee applicants.” It is not Ben reasonable to think that every employee of a LE agency will run a background check on potential friends or associates. It is unlawful to access LE databases for personal reasons. Please check your facts before posting nonsense.

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  3. How can anyone endorse Al Lamberti? He didn’t fire Bill Lewis until Lewis was arrested for spousal abuse and the conviction became public. Lamberti said he has no responsibility for knowing the background of the people working for him. Isn’t it the sheriff’s job to check the background of the people he hires?

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    1. It is not his responsibility to do a background check on people he hires for personal matters that are not official BSO business. To expect him to do that would be a violation of law by accessing government databases for personal use, that would be an abuse of power. The word “conviction” was not an appropriate term to use, I think the writer wanted to use “arrest.” Sheriff Lamberti immediately terminated his services and expressed his disgust with the charges.

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  4. Let’s not forget that Nichols, along with hanging out with corrupt democrats like Terry Scott and Convicted former Commish Portier, supported corrupt Ken Keechl against a fellow republican-Chip Lamarca in 2010. Now he wants the GOP support? NO WAY!

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    1. makes it so easy to know who the Republicans are backing…thanks so much…needed the info…will pass it on to many voters who are all relying on me to do the research… called dem headquarters here locally and they didnt have a clue !

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  5. Say no to amendment 4 says that this amendment will just shift the taxes to Homeowners. The Bigmoney interest will be getting by with paying at least 50% less while new home buyers will get stuck paying more , whats up with that?

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