Brwd. Comission Getting Two New Members
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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – In Broward County, voters elected one new county commissioner and sent one incumbent likely back into office in the Democratic primary.
In District 7, three people are vying to replace term-limited John Rodstrom.
They are Charlotte Rodstrom, 59, the incumbent’s wife who has been a Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner since 2006. Ken Keechl, 49, is a former District 4 commissioner who also held the ceremonial title of mayor before losing a race for reelection in 2010. And Timothy Ryan, 56, was a state representative from 1998-2006.
With 100 percent of the votes counted, Ryan won 39.55 percent of the vote, while Keechl finished second with 31.99 percent of the vote and Rodstrom pulling in 28.46 percent.
The winner of the Aug. 14 primary will be the presumptive commissioner who will face a write-in candidate in the November general election.
In District 9, Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness faced Robert McKinzie, 50, a construction company owner who has run unsuccessfully for a commission seat twice since 2004.
With 100 percent of the votes tallied, Commissioner Holness won 54.73 percent of the vote while McKinzie pulled in 45 percent of the vote.
District 9 is a predominately black area that contains a mix of inner city and working class neighborhoods. Whoever wins the primary will most likely become the next commissioner.
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