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The Herald recommends for Broward County Commission

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.

DISTRICT 9

With Josephus Eggelletion in prison for corruption, this Central Broward district is in dire need of new leadership. Five Democrats are running. The best is Dale V.C. Holness, 53, a Realtor and Lauderhill commissioner.

The district encompasses poor and middle-class neighborhoods, and many residents are from the Caribbean.

Mr. Holness, born in Jamaica, personifies the classic successful immigrant story with his real-estate business and foray into public service. He would consolidate purchasing among county and constitutional offices to save money. He advocates a tricounty master plan to coordinate and improve mass transit. He supports the proposed county ethics code.

For Broward County Commission District 9 The Miami Herald recommends DALE V.C. HOLNESS.

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