“It ain’t over ’til it’s over” is a cliche, yes, but it’s the most apt to describe the long-running race to represent District 2 on the Broward County Commission. The Democratic primary, with five candidates running to replace the term-limited Kristin Jacobs, was on its way to being decided in August when a write-in candidate sued to be allowed in the race. Write-ins usually are on the general-election ballot.
Now that things are unstuck, the primary will be held on Thursday. The (patient) candidates are: Lisa Aronson, a Coconut Creek commissioner, attorney Mark Bogen, Terry Williams-Edden, a former adjudicator with the State Department of Economic Opportunity, Charlotte Rodstrom, a former three-term Fort Lauderdale commissioner and Carmen Jones, a community activist.
The Miami Herald gave its recommendation to Ms. Rodstrom in August, and does so again. Her experience in elected office in Broward County’s largest city gives her the edge in this delayed primary race — the winner of which will face a write-in candidate in January. In addition, Ms. Rodstrom told the Editorial Board of her commitment to serve the Spanish- and Creole-speaking constituents in her district, which includes Margate and Coconut Creek and parts of Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach and Coral Springs.
The Miami Herald recommends CHARLOTTE RODSTROM for Broward County’s District 2 commission seat.