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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!

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony Yells At Deputies After Close Encounter With Local Activist; “I Am The Most Important Person” In Broward He Declares

Chris Nelson with two hard working members of the Broward Sheriffs Office (BSO)

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony flew into a closed door rage against his deputies at Wednesday’s special Broward County Commission meeting in Parkland following an attempted handshake from a local activist. Tony joined numerous elected officials and reporters for the swearing ceremony of new County Commissioners Torey Alston and Jared Moskowitz at Parkland City Hall. Chris Nelson, a local resident who gained notoriety for highlighting the hypocrisy of officials during the COVID-19 lockdown, also attended the ceremony.

On his Facebook page, Nelson shared photographs and video of his encounters with Broward’s elected elite. County Commissioners Mark Bogen, Tim Ryan and Jared Moskowitz posed with Nelson. But Nelson’s attempted interaction with the notoriously thin-skinned Sheriff Tony ended with BSO deputies getting yelled at by their boss.

According to a longtime BSO official, Sheriff Tony did not appreciated close contact with the Broward resident. The official told REDBROWARD that Tony took two deputies into a Parkland City Hall conference room and demanded they disable their body cameras.

Once inside the room, Tony excoriated the deputies for failing to keep a twenty-five foot buffer between himself and the public. Tony told his deputies he is “the most important person” in Broward County. Tony said punishment would result if they failed to maintain the buffer.

Video posted by Nelson after the ceremony shows Sheriff Tony gladly posing for pictures with everyone but Nelson. Also, the layout of city hall made any twenty-five foot buffer impractical. Deputies would need to keep Nelson or any member of public out of the public building when Tony was present.

More to come…

courtesy Chris Nelson