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Former Hallandale Beach Mayor Dotty Ross dies at 88

Former Hallandale Beach Mayor Dotty Ross dies at 88

She was a straight shooter who ran for office two decades ago to bring calm to a quarrelsome City Commission. Popular with voters, Dorothy "Dotty" Ross served 17 years, until she retired from politics in late 2012. Mrs. Ross, one of the longest serving elected officials in Hallandale Beach, died Monday after battling pancreatic cancer. She was 88. "I'm really going to miss her," Commissioner Bill Julian said. "She was her own person. If she didn't think something was right, she'd let everybody know it." A former mayor and commissioner, Mrs. Ross was elected in March 1995 at age 67. It was a landslide victory, with Mrs. Ross scoring the most...

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