When he’s not printing up the Wakanda Voters Guide and bogus union cards, Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton holds court with longtime allies Ilene Lieberman Michelson and Vice Mayor Elberg Mike Gelin. Stop on by early voting at the Tamarac Library and say hello!
Elberg is running against popular incumbent Mayor Michelle Gomez while Ilene’s hubby Stuart Michelson is running to replace Gelin. Well, not exactly “running.” We hear Stuart rarely visits the polls preferring the air conditioned comfort of his Woodlands home.
A mystery mailer entitled “Moving Tamarac Forward” is hitting Tamarac mailboxes this week. The Democrat friendly voting recommendations are a carbon copy of Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton’s previous attempts to influence local elections. A disclaimer states the mailer was produced by a Tampa based political committee (more on that later).
Unsurprisingly, Moving Tamarac Forward recommends Elberg Mike Gelin for mayor. Gelin and Bolton are close allies who turned Tamarac into a political laughingstock. Gelin and Bolton are desperate to unseat popular incumbent Mayor Michelle Gomez.
The pick for the District 2 seat on the Tamarac Commission is somewhat surprising. Moving Tamarac Forward picks Morey Wright over Stuart Michelson. Wright is a shadowy perennial candidate in multiple races. Michelson and his wife, former Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman are closely allied to Bolton and Gelin.