Prominent School Board Activist Endorses Ladanowski In District 4 Race

Charlotte Greenbarg, a prominent school board activist, is endorsing Andrew Ladanowski in the Broward County School Board District 4 race. The election will be held on August 14, 2012, but Broward residents can vote early starting this Saturday.

The well respected Greenbarg is known in government and media circles for being a vocal watchdog fighting waste and corruption in Broward county.

Ladanowski is running against Abby Freedman, Shelly Solomon, Bob Mayersohn and Stacy Ritter’s “favorite” candidate Nick Steffens.

Here is Ms. Greenbarg’s email:

“I’m Charlotte Greenbarg and I’m asking you to join me in support of Andrew Ladanowski for Broward School Board District 4 on August 14, with early voting beginning August 5.

I’ve been a vocal advocate for ethics reform and accountability in education and government in general since I moved to Florida with my family in 1969, and to Broward in 1993.

It’s a pleasure to be able to support a candidate who has all of the attributes one would expect in a School Board member; experience, integrity and energy.
Andrew is a successful businessman whose integrity is essential as he works in the medical records field, one that requires strict confidentiality. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Andrew is Chair of the school district’s Facilities Task Force. He and a colleague went to a bus depot at 5 a.m. to see firsthand what procedures were. They discovered that the department employees weren’t using available technology, and that millions could be saved. This was validated by Sup’t. Runcie shortly thereafter.

Andrew has volunteered in the classroom, assisting in his son’s math class, and was appointed to the Advisory Board at Coral Springs Charter School by the Coral Springs City Commission.

Andrew organized a yearly community clean-up which was recognized by Coral Springs Mayor Roy Gold.

Andrew will be a valuable addition to the School Board as the district strives to establish trust and credibility in the electorate.

Thank you so much for considering my request.”



School Board Campaign Staffer “Happy” To Vote For Ilene Lieberman


Last week, a paid staffer for the Nick Steffens School Board campaign took to Twitter to announce she was “happy” she voted for Ilene Lieberman (D-Cat Lady) for county judge. According to his campaign report, Steffens paid Stephanie Rosendorf a “salary” of $2000. Lieberman took time from her hunt for mango thieves to publicly thank Rosendorf for her support.

Steffens already has close ties to Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter (D-Booby Trap) and her mega lobbyist husband Russ Klenet. Steffens has called Ritter his “biggest fan.”

One wonders if voters of District 4 (Tamarac, Margate, Coral Springs, Parkland) have had enough of Lieberman, Ritter and their friends.


Jaemi Levine Bows Out Of Broward School Board Race, Endorses Shelly Solomon

The race for the District 4 seat on the Broward County School Board race is never dull. Jaemi Levine has decided to drop out of the race. She has endorsed one of her opponents-Shelly Solomon. Late this afternoon the Solomon campaign released this statement:

“Today the ‘Shelly’ Solomon for School Board Campaign, announced the endorsement of former School Board Candidate in District 4, Jaemi Levine.
Ms Solomon, said ‘I am honored to have the support of a great activist of the Children of District 4’.”

Levine spoke to Red Broward about her decision to leave the race. “[Solomon] is a strong candidate. She’s honest and I know she cares about the kids. She’s putting her own money in the race so I know she can’t be bought or sold”.

Levine says she will now pursue personal interests, but she promises to stay involved in this race.

She said Solomon’s entry into the race made the decision to drop out an easier one; “Some of the other candidates are scary. They’re being backed by the same old corrupt crew. Shelly Solomon is the only choice for the voters of district four.”