The Primary Election for 2018 is on August 28th. If you have signed up to receive your ballot by mail, it should arrive in less than 3 weeks from now. In the August 28th Primary Election, we will be choosing the Democratic candidates for Florida’s Governor, Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture, and State Representative (in my case, that means District 98.) We will also be electing 12 Circuit and County Court Judges, and a School Board Member (in my case, that means Seat 8.) The final item on the August 28th Ballot is a proposal to fund security and essential instruction related school expenses through a 1/2 Mil property tax levy. (I urge a yes vote on that.)
It was a shortened week for voter registration because of the holiday, but we still managed to collect 10 voter registration forms, 10 vote-by-mail requests, and 60 demands for universal background checks and other common sense gun safety legislation! Many thanks to Joseph Russel, Marcia Kirshner, Norman Levy, Marsha Eisenberg, and John Countryman for their wonderful assistance.
If you are ready to come out and help, here is a list of how you can participate during the next week or so:
1. On Monday, July 9th, and Wednesday, July 11th, I will be back at the West Regional Courthouse (Pine Island & Broward) from 10 AM to 2 PM to register voters and sign people up to vote by mail. As usual, we will have our large canopy to protect us from the sun and/or rain and a table and chairs. Don’t worry if you have never done voter registration before. It is very easy and rewarding! Please let me know which days you can join me.
2. On Tuesday, July 10th, the Plantation Democratic Club will have its next meeting at 7 PM at the Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Road in Plantation. The featured speakers will be Pete Tingom, Lynn Stoner, and Aron Davis, all running to be the next Mayor of Plantation. Come and ask them the hard questions. The Club is also delighted to welcome Laurie Rich Levinson, who is running for re-election to the Broward County School Board. As always, admission is free and refreshments will be served.
3. For those who live in Jacaranda Lakes, at 7 PM on Wednesday, July 11th, at the Volunteer Park Community Center, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Plantation, the Neighbors for Neighbors committee will have a follow-up on neighborhood traffic and the changes to the park and playground, and information about plans for the election and those Jacaranda Lakes residents who are running for seats on the City Council.
4. On Saturday, July 14th, John Ziegler’s team will be back at the West Regional Library in Plantation from 10 AM until 6 PM. If you’d like to help with voter registration at the Library, please contact John at 954-232-3918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you at these events!