Eighteen city candidates in Broward County – including three mayors – won automatic election Friday because no one filed to run against them.
Mayors Richard Kaplan of Lauderhill, Jack Brady of North Lauderdale and Michael Udine of Parkland were unopposed when qualifying ended at noon.
Dania Beach voters will finally replace Commissioner Pat Flury, who resigned a year ago. Every commission attempt to appoint a replacement has deadlocked 2-2.
Pompano Beach and Oakland Park are holding their city elections in November for the first time. All five Pompano Beach seats will be on the ballot. Oakland Park's two open seats will be filled through an at-large race by the top two finishers, not in individual races as in the past.
There will be one less commission seat to fill in Lauderdale Lakes, where the number of commissioners is dropping from six to five this year, and then to four in 2016.
Election qualifiers, by city:
Elected without opposition: Commissioner Lisa Mallozzi
Commission, District 1: Michael J. de Miranda, John Sims*
Elected without opposition: Commissioner Dan Daley*
Mayor: Roy Gold, Tom Powers
Commission, Seat 4: Lou Cimaglia, Howard Irwin Melamed
Commission, Seat 5: Joy Carter, Andy Holz, Laurette Homan
Commission (elect two): Charles Camacho Jr., Bobbie Grace*, James Ridgely III, Marco Salvino Sr., Rae Sandler
Commission, Seat 1: Gerald Dean, Ann Pearl Henigson, Chuck Kulin, Anthony Sanders*
Commission, Seat 2: Leo Grachow*(appointed), Keith London
Elected without opposition: Commissioner Gloria Lewis*
Commission, Seat 2: Sandra Davey, TeAndre Warrior Gomion, Beverly M. Williams, Jeffery L. Williams
Elected without oppositinon: Mayor Richard Kaplan*
Commission, Seat 4: Hayward J. Benson, Jr.*, William Cossio, Denise Grant, Kelvin G.Haynes
Elected without opposition: Commissioner Joanne Simone*
Commission, Seat 2 [Special Election, Aug. 26]: Joyce Williams Bryan, Brian Donahue*, Phil Hylander
Commission, Seat 3: Anthony Caggiano, Edward A. DeCristofaro, Lesa Peerman*
Elected without opposition: Mayor Jack Brady*, Commissioner Jerry Graziose* and in Commission District A, Lorenzo Wood
Commission (elect two): John Adornato III*, Steven Arnst, Shari McCartney*
Elected without opposition: Mayor Michael Udine* and Commissioners Stacy Kagan* and Christine Hunschofsky*
Commission, District 1: Barry Dockswell*, Angela Lee Hill
Commission, District 2: Charlotte Burrie*, Thomas Terwilliger
Commission, District 3: Kenneth Alan Campbell, Rex Hardin*
Commission, District 4: Beverly Perkins, Edward W. Phillips, Shelton Pooler, Whitney Rawls
Commission, District 5: John D. Bynoe, Roger Gingerich, Barry L. Moss, Joan McConnell
Elected without opposition: Councilmen Steve Breitkreuz* and Gary Jablonski*
Elected without opposition: Commissioners Neil Kerch* and Larry Sofield*
Elected without opposition: Commissioner Debra Placko*
Mayor: Harry Dressler*(appointed), Mike Gelin
Commission, District 2: Michelle J. Gomez*(appointed), Stewart Webster
Commission, Seat 1: Thomas Dorsett*, Ronald Bell
Commission, Seat 2: Kristine Judeikis, Reeta Nielly-Mills, Ruby Seymour-Barr
Elected without opposition: Commissioners James Norton* and Toby Feuer*
Mayor: Doug Blevins, Boyd Corbin, Gary Resnick*
Commission (elect two): Justin Flippen, Ted Galatis*, Lillie Harris, Scott Newton*, Naomi Ruth Parker, Sal Torre, Christopher Warnig, Kimber White
Staff writers Ariel Barkhurst, Susannah Bryan and Lisa Huriash contributed to this report.
email@example.com or 954-356-4556Copyright © 2015, CT Now