Ethics and a $120-million budget deficit are hot topics in Broward County, where two commissioners have resigned due to corruption charges.
Broward Commission races are partisan, so these are primaries. Only District 8 has Republican contenders -- read our recommendation early next week. Other primary winners are automatically elected.
This Democratic slugfest pits five-term incumbent Suzanne Gunzburger against former state legislator Steven Geller. Mr. Geller, 61, accused Ms. Gunzburger of steering county business to her late husband's plastic lumber firm a decade ago. The Broward Sheriff's Office recently opened, then quickly closed, an investigation. BSO's timing smacks of political opportunism.
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Our choice is Ms. Gunzburger, 71. This will likely be her valedictory term, capping a long record of service in this Southeast Broward district. Ms. Gunzburger wisely wants to enshrine the proposed ethics code in the county charter. She is a reliable vote for environmental protection and improving children's services and transportation. She authored making county buildings eco-friendly and the use of hybrid buses.
For Broward County Commission District 6 The Miami Herald recommends SUZANNE ``SUE'' GUNZBURGER.