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Fort Lauderdale City Commission Candidate Michael “The Knife” Ferber Vows To Cut Size Of Government

photo courtesy of Sun Sentinel. Ferber in center

Michael Ferber, GOP (ahem) non-partisan candidate for Fort Lauderdale City Commission District 2, has a big Libertarian streak. He showed up to a debate and vowed to cut government so much that people would call him Mike “The Knife” Ferber.

Tim Smith has the lowdown in his blog:

 “Ferber is an unapologetic, rabid, Libertarian. He started by saying that he knew their area well ( living in the next neighborhood over), had served on many City advisory Boards, but was probably not going to say many things the audience wanted to hear!

He was right!

He said he came without any ‘meaningless platitudes’ .

He said that ‘there was no Santa Claus’. He said he wasn’t running to ‘make government more responsive’, but to reduce the size, cut-back, have government ‘abandon many of the things it was currently doing’.

He continued – they’ll be calling me ‘Mike the Knife’. He said he would ‘eliminate the Economic Development Department’.  He said he wouldn’t govern by ‘lynch mob politics’.

He finished by saying he would ‘go to Def Com III in efforts to reduce the size of the City Government.'”

Ferber’s opponent, Broward Democrat Charlotte Rodstrom did not attend the event. She had better things to do; According to Smith, Rodstrom told debate organizers her husband John Rodstrom (Broward county commissioner) was taking her on a trip. Really? Just days before an election? Guess she figures she has it all wrapped up. Prove her wrong.

MLK Day: Broward Politics On Parade




Broward politicians and candidates dominated the scene at this morning’s Martin Luther King Jr Day parade in Fort Lauderdale. On hand for the festivities were Fort Lauderdale mayor Jack Seiler, Bruce Roberts, Bobby DuBose, and Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderly.

Red Broward’s Miami Dolphins expert Hazelle Rogers drove her big black Cadillac with Lauderdale Lakes Politico Levoyd Williams.

Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie was joined by Board Members Ben Williams and Robin Bartleman. We assume Ann Murray slept late.

Many candidates were in the parade including Republicans Jim Lewis and Torey Alston. No sign of Broward State Attorney Mike Satz (D-I see nothing!). Lewis hopes to unseat Satz, who has been Broward State Attorney since Jimmy Carter was President.

Mr. Alston is running for the District 5 seat of the Broward County School Board. Rosalind Osgood, also running for the District 5 seat, was represented in the parade.

Ruth Roman Lynch, a Democrat honcho, is running for the same seat. However, Ms. Roman Lynch skipped participating in the parade. Instead, she was walking along the sidewalk, clipboard in hand, seeking signatures for her petition to get on the ballot.