Candidates in Fort Lauderdale elections answer business community’s questions at Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce forum
The candidates in the upcoming city of Fort Lauderdale elections addressed a crowd of business leaders at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce on Monday. Candidates for mayor, District II and District IV answered questions on topics ranging from education and safety in schools to transportation and sea level rise during the Chamber’s third Candidate Forum of the election cycle.
“This is one of the most important things we can do for the community,” said Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Dan Lindblade. “These forums provide voters with the opportunity to really get to know the people who will make important policy decisions that affect our area.”
Commissioners Bruce Roberts and Dean Trantalis touched on changes they would make to the city if elected mayor, as well as practices they believe are important to continue. Both addressed the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as well as gun laws and gun shows within the city. Commission candidates Steven Glassman and Tim Smith, as well as Dr. Ben Sorensen and Dr. Warren Sturman pitched their ideas and touted their experience.
“The Candidate Forum was a success. The business community really came out to learn more about the candidates,” said moderator Steve Tilbrook, GrayRobinson and Chair of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee. “The candidates were forthright about their hopes and dreams for the City, and their policy priorities. Now it is up to the voters to get out and vote in this important election.”
The forum was sponsored by Travelhost Media, with lunch provided by Giardino’s Gourmet Salads.