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.
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.
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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.