Lorry owns Elwoods Gastro Pub. She started the business five years ago, in the middle of the last Recession. Through perseverance and hard work, her business managed to survive the tumultuous first years of owning a restaurant and is now a thriving local
"When I first started the business, I saw first-hand the resilience and determination of everyday Miamians working hard to provide a better future for their families. They deserve a city commissioner who will look out for them every single day. They deserve a commissioner who will engage residents, work with businesses, invest in community assets, vote against bad deals, value good government, and fight to make sure regular Miamians aren't left behind from this."In addition to running her business, Lorry also serves on the Downtown Miami Partnership -- a private sector group that facilitates growth for the businesses and residents in the Downtown/Brickell area.
Facebook Page. She is holding a fundraiser February 21st at noon location to be announced. On her page it says:
"Rosy is running to make Miami a better place for families and all of our children, especially the furry ones."
I am against this dog fixation for the City. I like dogs, I had them all my life but I am against waterfront dog parks and especially the dog park that was once the Miami Circle.
Groveite Mike Simpson is running as well for District 2. Never met him. According to the Coconut Grapevine, Simpson said:
As a resident of Center Coconut Grove Grapevine, Mike says he understands the need to balance the rich history of Miami with the progress needed to move Miami forward into the future. "As someone without a vested interest currently, I will provide a moderate and progressive view on the issues facing our city with fresh eyes,"
Finally Teresa Sarnoff is running, the current County Commissioner's wife. I think she is a lovely woman and I have spoken to her many times. She appears to care about the environment. People are worried about how independent she would be from her husband and his opinions.
I previously wrote about Grace Solares. We go way back and I would support Grace for that reason. She is not a Johnny come lately candidate. She has been in the trenches many years as an activist and community organizer. You could always count on Grace for scheduling a debate or gathering a crowd on an issue. We organized many debates for candidates together before I had this blog and after. We did some at the Science Museum, at the Episcopal Cathedral, at Simpson Park and the Sailing Club. We both thought it important for the candidates to be heard. So I do have a horse in the race...as you can tell; A very smart lady who I have disagreed with at times. Here are her campaign kick-off photos.
Feel free to write about your candidate but no trashing anyone please.