As an individual who has represented the North Miami Beach area in the State Legislature for 24 years, 14 in the Florida House and 10 in the Florida Senate, I have seen first-hand many local elected officials. I am putting “pen to paper” as they say, to ensure that the residents of North Miami Beach know how proud and supportive I am of Councilwoman Phyllis Smith.
Many instances I have been at seminars, council meetings in neighboring cities or events and look over and there’s Phyllis. I see the way she prepares and researches to make any decisions for the public — she studies the issues both within the city and with other municipalities. Being involved in government it is integrity and caring that make a councilperson shine — and Phyllis shines bright. Every opportunity I have had to watch Phyllis Smith’s performance as a councilperson she has displayed these attributes. That does not mean I always agree with her, but I appreciate her work ethic and commitment to do what she believes best for the citizens of North Miami Beach.
There are so many positive reasons that I am going to encourage my friends and contacts to support Phyllis Smith in the upcoming May election.
Senator Ron Silver (retired), Highland Lakes
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