By China Boynton
On Tuesday, November 8, Pompano Beach residents turned out to vote for midterm elections.
According to the Supervisor of Elections office, out of the 1,252,771 active eligible voters about 47.95% of registered voters voted in this midterm election in Broward County.
The winners were inducted in a ceremony at Pompano Beach City Hall on Tuesday, November 22.
For District 1 Andrea McGee held on to the commission seat after first being elected in 2018 for two years and then being reelected in 2020. McGee has worked in different industries such as TV, film production, commercial real estate acquisitions and development. The main components of McGee’s platform are creating housing and job opportunities throughout the city while also providing entertainment, culture, and quality of life options. Also maintaining and improving infrastructure, transportation, and environmental needs for the beaches and community at large.
Rhonda Eaton won District 2 again and has been elected to the commission since 2018, After moving to Pompano Beach in 1989, Eaton has taken an active role in community projects such as serving as vice chair for the planning and zoning board and serving as the vice chair for the east CRA citizens advisory board. Her main goals with this term are to focus on public safety, growth and redevelopment, and infrastructure.
A newcomer to the commission is Alison Fournier who won District 3 with a grassroots campaign. Fournier has lived in Pompano Beach for 12 years and hopes to focus her efforts on ending lane reduction on Atlantic Boulevard and Dixie Highway, homelessness, and having transparency with residents when it comes to local changes in infrastructure and development.
Pompano Beach native Beverly Perkins also held on to her seat on the commission for District 4. She has been an activist and active member of the community for most of her life. She owns a private consulting firm that specializes in governmental relations, community revitalization, and economic development. Her goals for serving this term are to bring more single-family housing to Pompano Beach, community infrastructure, and to empower and inspire the youth.
While some held on to their seats on the commission like Beverly Perkins and Rhonda Eaton others were trying to make a comeback like Barry Moss who won his seat back from Cyndy Floyd after serving on the commission since 2014 and then losing to Floyd in 2020. Moss was raised in Massachusetts and after working in D.C. for many years decided to move to Palm Aire and has been an advocate for different communities such as LGBTQ and the impoverished and underserved within the district. Another point for his campaign is also planning and development and infrastructure.
If you would like to volunteer or have any questions or community concerns you can reach the commissioners of the City of Pompano Beach at 954-786-4600 or visit pompanobeachfl.gov
Providing College Scholarships for our Under-served Kids By: China Boynton Kristen Hernandez On Saturday, November…
By: Kristen Hernandez Every family has their own holiday traditions, but you’ve got to admit,…