According to four witnesses, Hallandale Beach Commissioner Michele Lazarow called two young black campaign workers “hoodlums” at early voting on Tuesday. A volunteer working for a non-Hallandale Beach candidate told REDBROWARD that Lazarow called the men “hoodlums” after they spoke with a worker for Hallandale Beach Commissioner Anabelle Lima-Taub. Lazarow and her controversial lobbyist/consultant Evan Ross have attacked Lima-Taub for more than a year for her support of Hallandale Beach Police among other issues.
After asking this reporter if he was drinking, Lazarow said the men were lying. Lazarow denied calling them “hoodlums.” Both men were six feet away from Lazarow when she made her denial.
A frustrated Lazarow decided to flee the scene instead of discussing the matter further with the witnesses.
Of note, Lazarow handed her campaign materials to Hallandale Beach candidate Cynthia Cabrera.
Cabrera is running against Lima-Taub. She is featured prominently in attacks on Lima-Taub by a political committee operated by Evan Ross.
Earlier Tuesday, Cabrera told REDBROWARD she has no relationship with Evan Ross, his committee or Michele Lazarow.
Hallandale Beach Mayor Keith London does not like his city’s firefighters. At a recent commission meeting, London mocked the intelligence of a firefighters union official. Not surprisingly, the union endorsed London’s opponent Joy Adams.
On Tuesday, the ponytailed London attacked a firefighter at an early voting location in Hallandale Beach. London mocked the first responder for being paid by “the taxpayers your whole career.”
When the fireman said he runs into burning buildings for a living, a snarky London replied, “Congratulations, you signed up for the job. That’s the job you wanted.” London had to be pulled away from the fireman by another campaign worker.
Remember, Keith London is the same guy who confronted a city worker in the middle of the street and asked him about sex in prison. London told the Broward State Attorney’s Office that former Commissioner Bill Julian was a “migrant worker.” During a public meeting, Keith London asked fellow commissioner Anabelle Taub about “anal bleaching.”
And when The Sun-Sentinel endorsed him they said London was “too glib.” Does the Sun-Sentinel think London attacking firemen is “glib.”
Perhaps London felt brave surrounded by his campaign team of lobbyists: Evan Ross and Scott Cowan?