On County Commissioners the Herald endorsed incumbents Dennis Moss and Xavier Suarez. No surprises there. For District 11 they endorsed Joe Martinez's opponent. The little known Felix Lorenzo showed up Joe Martinez didn't. Easy way to get an endorsement. Anyway, I don't think he can win but I sure wish that he could. Martinez was a disaster when he was on the county commission previously. Felix has raised $100 from a Hialeah Doctor. He also gave his campaign $2,000. Not much hope. If you live in District 11 please vote for Felix. We are in this awful situation because Juan Zapata, the incumbent, dropped out AFTER qualifying. Was it to keep his foe Frank Artiles from entering the race? Zapata could have just stayed in, got the Miami Herald endorsement and won and then dropped out. It would have been better for us the citizens. But who cares about us citizens? Shackled with Joe Martinez for 8 more years, I will never forgive you Juan.
I watched a feisty debate between the Toxic Mayor Gimenez and Raquel Regalado. He had a tag line: "You just make stuff up." One of the two moderators should have called him on it or Regalado. They, the commentators, should have known if Raquel "was making stuff up." It left the audience with doubt on who was telling the truth. It was like Reagan's "There you go again." You could see Raquel was frustrated with the tactic. Gimenez came off arrogant and Raquel seemed frustrated. I blame the moderators. Carlos Gimenez put demands on the Victims of Domestic Violence Unit. He claims he didn't cut funding, that the Feds did when Raquel called him out on it.
With all the attack ads against Raquel I think that Gimenez will win but I will not vote for him. I will vote for Raquel Regalado.
JUDGES I WILL VOTE FOR: (really do your own research, I put their websites on this blog post).
Circuit Judge 11th
Judicial Circuit Groups:
9 Jason Bloch
34 Mark Blumstein
52 Carol Breece she has a lot of endorsements, Oscar Rodriguez-Fonts is also on my mind
66 Robert Luck (I)
74 George Sarduy (I)
County Judge Groups:
5 Fred Seraphin (I)
7 Ed Newman (I)
15 Linda Luce (the incumbent is not running)
35 Wendell Graham (I)
Judges recommended to me by lawyer friends: Graham, Bloch, Luck, Gordon, Sarduy, Seraphin.