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Forget Tamarac? Elberg Mike Gelin Tells Voters He Really Wants To Be Broward County Commissioner

Mayor Of Tamarac Just A Stepping Stone For Elberg Mike Gelin?

Is Mayor of Tamarac just a stepping stone to a higher office for Elberg Mike Gelin? In an hour long interview on Facebook Wednesday night, Gelin declared he really wants a seat on the Broward County Commission. Gelin is currently a member of the Tamarac City Commission.

The host of the Facebook Live interview asked Gelin if running for mayor was part of his future plans. Gelin said he was currently running for mayor. Then, Gelin’s face lit up when he said really wanted to be a Broward County Commission.

Gelin made no mention of his plans for Tamarac if he became Mayor. He did not have any kind words for his city. Instead, he explained how a Broward County Commissioner had jurisdiction over multiple cities.

Gelin tried to qualify his comments but stating a run for County Commission could be eight or ten years down the road.

Yet, Gelin’s track record shows he is not a patient politician. Many political insiders were shocked when Gelin decided to challenge the popular incumbent Mayor Michelle Gomez.

Gelin currently resides in Broward County Commission District 3. The highly popular Broward County Mayor, Michael Udine, represents District 3. Mayor Udine is up for re-election in 2024.

Cities in District 3 include parts of Coral Springs, North Lauderdale, Parkland, Sunrise and Tamarac. Gelin has supported left-wing allies in these cities for years.

Most politicians never express a desire to move to a higher office, especially while in the midst of a campaign for a different office.

Is Elberg Mike Gelin running a quixotic campaign for Mayor of Tamarac simply to boost his name recognition?

Would Gelin promise not to quit on Tamarac residents in two years and run for higher office?

Can Tamarac residents trust Elberg Mike Gelin?

Oh Gelberg!

Karma? Pompano Beach Candidate Alison Fournier Picked Up Two Traffic Tickets After Declaring “We Would All Be Safer With Less 80 Year Olds On The Street“

Alison Fournier

In the months following her declaration Pompano Beach “Would be safer with less 80 year olds on the street,” City Commission candidate Alison Fournier picked up two separate traffic tickets, public records show. Yesterday, REDBROWARD exposed Fournier’s February 2015 Facebook post criticizing the BSO Citizen Observer Patrol (COP) program as a “shit show.” Fournier posted a photograph of two senior citizens driving a marked COP car in Pompano Beach.

Fournier told REDBROWARD she had “no recollection” of making the social media post.

It appears Fournier, then 34 years old, believed senior citizens driving on the streets of Pompano Beach posed a hazard to other residents.

But public records show Alison Fournier may have been a bigger road hazard to Broward residents.

In September 2015, Alison Fournier was ticketed by Coral Springs Police for “violation of traffic control device.” According to the ticket, Fournier ignored a “right turn only“ sign and made a left turn near the Coral Square Mall.

In July 2016, Fournier was ticketed by BSO for “failure to display vehicle registration.” While the charge usually covers an expired vehicle registration, Fournier may have caught a break from the BSO deputy. The bottom of the ticket includes a notation that Fournier was “warned on moving violation.” What was the moving violation?

How does Alison Fournier’s driving record match up against the records of the senior citizens of the Citizens Observer Patrol?

Who makes the streets of Pompano Beach safer?

Perhaps the senior citizens of the Pompano Beach Citizen Observer Patrol could give Fournier a few safe driving tips?

Fournier, a former Democrat, is challenging Pompano Beach Commissioner Tom McMahon in November.

Alison Fournier Said “We Would All Be Safer With Less 80 Year Olds On The Streets”
Alison Fournier Called The Senior Citizens/Citizen Observer Patrol “A Shit Show”