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?
New campaign filings with the State of Florida show a local “horse supplier” placed a big bet on Hallandale Beach Mayor Keith London. Eduardo Cartaya, an owner of thoroughbred horses, made a $20,000 contribution to the 27th State political committee. Last week, REDBROWARD reported the political is operated by London.
According to State records, London’s committee is funded by Hallandale Beach developers and entities tied to the Gulfstream Racetrack and Casino. Horserace betting websites indicate Cartaya’s horses race at Gulfstream Park.
Why are gambling interests betting big on Mayor Keith London? Hallandale Beach voters deserve answers, right?
The latest news on Hallandale Beach Keith London comes from a blockbuster story in the Miami Herald:
“Then came the plot twist. Gimenez looked straight at Mayor Keith London and said: ‘By the way Mayor, this is the first time I see you in person.’ The only other time she had seen him, Gimenez said, was on her ‘ex-boyfriend Victor Elbeze’s monitor when he told me [Gimenez] that you [London] hired him to track your colleagues.’
London cut her off to reply: ‘No no no no, I’m sorry. I’ll correct that afterward.’ Later in the meeting, he denied it all, pointing to Elbeze’s testimony about the developer as proof.”