Monday, February 21, 2011

City of Miramar Mayoral and City Commissioner Municipal Election

Update 3/10/2011

Mayor Lori Moseley was re-elected in Tuesday's election, and Wayne Messam won the election for the open Commission seat. Congratulations to both. No matter how you all voted, please get behind them and the other three Commissioners in helping make Miramar a wonderful place to live!

Perhaps you've heard that there is an election around the corner. Well, you've heard right. On Tuesday, March 8, 2011, the City of Miramar will have its Municipal Election with the Mayor and One City Commission Seat on the ballot. The other Three City Commission Seats will be on the ballot in two more years. The Mayor and Four City Commissioners serve Four-Year Terms.

My goal for this post is not to endorse any person for either role. This is not a political blog. I merely want you to have the information so that you are aware or have a place to start your own research before making well-thought-out decisions. I want what is best for My City!

On the City Clerk's web page, you can find out many facts about the voting process for these offices as well as some information specific to this election. Precinct maps and financial disclosures and contribution reports are all there for those of you that really want to dig deep. And there is also contact information for each of the people on the ballot (I put it below as well). I encourage you to contact them to find out all you can!

Here is a summary from the City's website:


Qualified Candidates For City of Miramar Municipal Election -- March 8, 2011

The following is a list of those who have qualified and filed the necessary papers for the March 8, 2011, City of Miramar Municipal Election.

General Election (4 years)

* Mayoral Seat #5

Lori C. Moseley
3314 SW 173rd Terrace
Miramar, FL 33029
Date Qualified January 3, 2011

John L. Moore
3309 Onyx Road
Miramar, FL 33025
Date Qualified January 6, 2011

* Commission Seat #4

Yvette Holt
5074 SW 161 Avenue
Miramar, FL 33027
Date Qualified January 5, 2011

John J. Murphy Jr.
3471 Java Plum Avenue
Miramar, FL 33025
Date Qualified January 6, 2011

Wayne M. Messam
18961 SW 30th Street
Miramar, FL 33029
Date Qualified January 10, 2011

Joe Romero
2837 SW 177 Avenue
Miramar, FL 33029
Date Qualified January 10, 2011

Other Information

According to, these six candidates will speak to the public on February 24, 2011 at 7 p.m. at 6700 Miramar Parkway in the Miramar Multiservice Complex.

Besides my commentary above, here are two other websites that I found that you wont see on the City's website. Again, I provide these to you to help you make up your own mind. In addition, I personally wrote an email to each of the six candidates last Thursday at the email addresses above asking for input about their biographies, projects and what goals they'd like to accomplish. So far, I haven't heard back from any of them. If I do, I'll add updates here.

Mayor Lori Moseley's Website

Sun Sentinel Endorsement of John Moore in a previous election for City Commissioner. There is some good information about Mr. Moore's background there.

Updates 2/21/2011

Yesterday, Mr. John Moore and Mr. Wayne Messam graciously replied to my emails. They provided good resources to find out more about themselves and their candidacies.

Mr. Messam:

You can get more information at or call our Campaign Manager Latessa Hall at 954.558.3996.

Mr. Moore:

Miramar resident for 27 years.
Married 30 years; 3 Children

Masters Degree – Computer Information Systems
Nova Southeastern University

BA Speech Communications
North Carolina State University

Also reference my public information in the Sun-Sentinel voter’s guide (Blog Author: this is actually a great head-to-head comparison with Questions and Answers for the Mayoral race)

My website:

Commission Seat 4 Head-to-Head

This is a link to Voter's Guide for the Commission Seat. You can choose two of the four candidates to compare head-to-head. Try it several times to find out about all possible match-ups.

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