There are so many candidates for Mayor in North Miami I got dizzy trying to keep track.
Gwendolyn V. Boyd ($38.577 raised of which $25,000 is a loan and has been running since June 2012), Kevin Burns, Modira Escarment, Joseph Smith ($34,700 raised of which $30,000 is a loan), Jean Rodrigue Marcellus ($4,000 raised, all but $300 is a loan), Anna L. Pierre ($3,005 raised) and Lucie M. Tondreau. That adds up to 7 Candidates. One dropped out, there were 8. It is still early, some of them have not even filed a campaign treasurer's report. Gwendolyn was the former Chief of Police and was let go, she did get a cash settlement from the city. As a former Criminal Justice Professor, I would think she would have the wherewithal to clean up the corruption going on in North Miami.
The one with the best slogan: "I Love Lucie." Don't discount a good slogan. The bad part about Lucie Tondreau is she is working for Michael Swerdlow. Ick. Some of the Oaks residents in North Miami are angry with Swerdlow for going back on a bunch of promises he made verbally to them when he snagged the Biscayne Landing/Munisport project for the second time. Swerdlow is back in the North Miami picture at Biscayne Landing ( I always thought it was good when he left the City the first time, so I don't see this as a good thing). I always considered him an opportunist. He had some mortgage dealing with Joe Celestin, the former mayor. Read it all. I don't want a Mayor linked to him AT ALL.
Joseph Smith has a medical practice in North Miami. But his nuclear family lives in the Davie area. Hmmm on that.
|Does she live in the district? Rousaint Ermonfils and his wife take a Homestead Exemption at the address she lists, and it is only 3 bedrooms and 1 bath.|
My vote so far, if I were voting: Kevin Burns. Someone has to clean up the ethical/corruption problems running rampant in North Miami and he ran the City well last time around. He got that High School built. We will see what shakes out, the election is May 14th.
|Kevin Burns Former Mayor of North Miami and Current Candidate.|