Former Coral Springs Mayor Roy Gold makes local endorsements

Coral Springs’s current leadership  which has resembled in many ways the captains of the Titanic are being challenged in three City Commission races on November 4th. As we have discussed time and again on this site, the leadership of the city has become both ideologically conservative and incredibly arrogant as well as wasteful in their mismanagement of the city. Coral Springs, which is one of the 15 largest Florida cities now has four registered Republicans on its five person commission and has seen its bond rating lowered and quality of life standards erode rapidly when compared to nearby municipalities in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
November 4th will prove to be a decisive day for the city. Once considered a model for local government in the state, the city will either further fall into a permanent self-inflicted decline or will have the opportunity for a revival. While all local elections are important, these are particularly critical in the city I personally grew up in and lived in for about twenty-five years.
A replay of the city’s candidate debate of Cotober 14th is below and a letter from Mayor Gold stating his endorsements is underneath the video.  It is worth noting that Mayor Gold thanked Claudette Bruck, the only decent current City Commissioner for her service but neglected (rightly in my mind) to thank outgoing Mayor Vince Boccard, whose mismanagement of the City both as a commissioner and then Mayor helped foster the decline the city is now squarely in.

Dear Friend,

I have been encouraged, asked and told it is important that I weigh in on this election cycle with whom I believe would serve our community residents best.  While certainly some of you will disagree with my choices, they are my choices.  I hope you will give them your full consideration.

Please take for time to view the attached Debate between the candidates.


First, in the race for City Commissioner, seat # 4,  I give my support to Howard Melamed.  Howard has a grasp of the issues facing Coral Springs and is not afraid the challenge the status quo.  His strong campaign reflects his serous desire to serve as a watchdog for our scare tax dollars.  Lou Cimiglia as a fine gentlemen and a great volunteer. 

Howard deserves your vote.


In the other race for City Commissioner, seat # 5,  I give my support to Joy Carter over Andy Holtz and Laurette Holman.   Joy has been a valuable volunteer and leader in a large number of groups and organizations and has serve in many leadership positions.  Whether as the Chairperson of the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce, an executive member of the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, a graduate of the Coral Springs Police Academy she has shown her love of Coral Springs and her dedication in service to others.  Her depth of experience and energy will serve our city well. 

Andy has been a hard working candidate and hopefully will continue in his desire to serve our city.  Laurette Homan too has worked tirelessly in her campaign and hopefully will continue in her desire to be involved in volunteering in our city. 

Ms. Carter’s experience, knowledge of the city and desire to question issues improvement to our community would serve us well.


And finally in the race for Mayor, I support Walter “Skip” Campbell over Tom Powers.  Skip has an incredible background in law, Government and working for the people.  He has waged his effort to be the Mayor of Coral Springs based on responsible leadership, transparency and fiscal responsibility.  I am for open government and have a keen awareness of the value of having five independent voices on our City Commission.  Skip offers Coral Springs an excellent leader with vast experience in government as our former State Senator and will bring positive ideas to improve and enhance Coral Springs.


I’d like to publicly thank Commission Claudette Bruck for her excellent service on the Coral Springs City Commission on behalf of our residents. 


It was a pleasure to serve as your immediate past Mayor and for Coral Springs hopefully the best is yet to come.


Thank you,

Roy Gold


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