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Miramar's longtime mayor seeks reelection Tuesday

8 elections scheduled in Broward County

Miramar Mayor Lori Moseley has held office for 20 years, but on Tuesday residents will vote whether to reinstate her.
Miramar Mayor Lori Moseley has held office for 20 years, but on Tuesday residents will vote whether to reinstate her.

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Voters in eight Broward County cities have elections scheduled Tuesday.

In Miramar, voters will decide whether to re-elect Mayor Lori Moseley who has governed for a third of the city' existence, or replace her with one of two commissioners who have governed with her.

"Everything seems fine, why change anything," said city staffer Anel Hevia outside City Hall Monday.  

Resident Laura Lubin suggested otherwise.

"Now she's supposed to give somebody else a chance," said Lubin.

Like in other South Florida cities, Miramar residents are looking to balance significant growth and development with quality of life.  The city's population has more than tripled in the last two decades and become more culturally diverse.

Moseley's two challengers, Alexandra Davis and Wayne Messam, as commissioners both voted for the city's $60 million bond that now funds a new police station and plans for other big facilities such as an amphitheater.

Moseley had voted against the measure, supporting bond critics who feared mounting debt would mean tax increases and questioned the necessity of the borrowing.

Moseley has been Miramar's mayor for the past 20 years.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Miramar, Plantation, Coconut Creek, Hillsboro Beach, Lighthouse Point, Fort Lauderdale, Davie and Deerfield Beach.


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