Joe Scott says he would not be the new Broward Supervisor of Elections without the help of Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton (D-Bully). Scott spoke at Bolton’s victory service at the Praise Experience Worldwide Outreach church last November. Scott and Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness were celebrating “Marlon Bolton Day” with other elected officials and parishioners.
A laughing Marlon Bolton invoked the Lord’s name while bragging to churchgoers about getting revenge on a female political rival. Bolton made the remarks at a “victory service” at his Praise Experience Worldwide Outreach church last November. Days earlier, Bolton won re-election to the Tamarac City Commission.
The November 8, 2020 so-called church service was part victory party, part celebration of Bolton himself. Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, a staunch Bolton ally, presented a proclamation declaring November 9th as “Marlon Bolton Day.” Bolton listed all the dignitaries in the room as well as those who were invited but could not attend.
While his flock calls him “The Prophet,” Pastor Marlon Bolton did little spiritual healing from his pulpit. Instead, Bolton laughed as he told his faithful he had vanquished his political enemies and consolidated his power in Tamarac. All while invoking the name of God and Jesus.
“VENGEANCE IS MINE, SAITH THE LORD“
Marlon Bolton started by telling his churchgoers he would cancelled the service if he lost his race. Then, he gave details about his revenge-fueled power grab in Tamarac:
“The same colleague of mine that encouraged somebody to run against me in my race, the same colleague who said, ‘He ain’t gonna get away with it.’ So we ran somebody against her and she’s out of office.“
“Oooh my friend won, Glory to God. (Laughs). So now, Amen, we got the majority on the board. God is good. Amen. We love politics, and we love Jesus too.”
“They’re going to get me for that. But I already won. They’ll play it back in four years.”
“Oh they tried to get us. They tried to get us many times. But we still won by a landslide….God is good. Amen.”
AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN
This bizarre rant played out like a scene from high school production of Elmer Gantry. Bolton, in front of elected officials, bragging how he beat Commissioner Julie Fishman for daring to encourage someone to run for office. Fishman lost by a handful of votes to Bolton ally Elvin Villalobos. Once again, voters witness Marlon Bolton bullying women.
REDBROWARD previously reported how a bombshell investigation showed Bolton bullied City of Tamarac employees who dared to question his personal directives. In January, Bolton’s wife called Broward Sheriff‘s deputies to their home after he became angry when she moved his surveillance cameras. Bolton repeatedly attacks and interrogates Tamarac Mayor Michelle Gomez during city commission meetings. Bolton repeatedly attacks Sun-Sentinel reporter Lisa Huriash by name because she dared to cover his exploits on the Tamarac commission.
None of the elected officials attending the church service stood up to decry a man of God bragging about getting revenge. Not one leader stood up to say the Lord preaches forgiveness, not revenge.
Do you really expect these same leaders to stand up to Marlon Bolton’s bullying tactics against women?
Will nobody stand up to Marlon Bolton and defend the women and men of Tamarac?
Campaign records fail to show who paid for a lavish “election watch party” hosted by North Lauderdale Commissioner Regina Martin in November 2020. Martin held the party at the Grand Palace Ballroom located in a North Lauderdale strip mall. State of Florida corporate records show the Grand Palace Ballroom is owned and operated by Dorothy Borgelin, wife of North Lauderdale Commissioner Samson Borgelin.
Regina Martin’s final campaign treasurer’s report (termination report) was filed in late January. There was no listing of any payment to Grand Palace Ballroom or Dorothy Borgelin. There is no listing for any “in-kind contribution” from Grand Palace Ballroom or Dorothy Borgelin.
Regina Martin filed two amended termination reports in February and April 2021.
The report filed on April 18, 2021 shows a $99 expenditure to Visionary Events and Designs LLC for “catering for victory party” on November 6, 2020. State records show Visionary Events and Designs is owned by Margarette Prosper. But still no listing for Grand Palace Ballroom or Dorothy Borgelin.
There is no listing for either Grand Palace Borgelin on the amended report filed on February 1, 2021 by Martin. However it does show a November 6, 2020 cash withdrawal of $700 for “campaign expense.” This was same date Regina Martin paid for the catering. On November 23, 2020 Martin lists another cash withdrawal for “campaign expense.” Again, no payments or in-kind contributions to Grand Palace Ballroom or Dorothy Borgelin.
Did Regina Martin pay cash for her election watch party?
Earlier this month, REDBROWARD revealed Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton and Commissioner Samson Borgelin attended the election watch party.
REDBROWARD just received more video and photographs showing deep ties between Regina Martin, Marlon Bolton, Samson Borgelin, Tamarac Vice Mayor Elvin Villalobos and Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness.
Didn’t any of these seasoned politicians tell Regina Martin not to pay “campaign expenses” with cash?
Dorothy Borgelin is no stranger to politics. Earlier this week, REDBROWARD revealed Mrs. Borgelin urged the North Lauderdale Commission to hire Anthony Bonamy as deputy city clerk. Borgelin spoke after Marlon Bolton at the November 19, 2020 meeting. Bonamy was fired this week after REDBROWARD exposed his political ties to Marlon Bolton.
Dorothy Borgelin is the vice chair of the Broward Haitian-American Democrat club.
What the heck is going on in North Lauderdale and Tamarac?