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As a young boy in Brooklyn I was always intrigued by city politics. Dad was an AFL union organizer, leader and Printer. My mom had a dress business she conducted out of me and my brother's bedroom in our tiny East Flatbush apartment. My family life was stifled with drama. My mom had breast cancer which she survived for five extremely painful years and succumbed at age 51. My dad battled depression and died 2 years later from alcohol addiction related causes.

My influences were my elementary school teachers that were aware of my family situation and saw to it that I was well taken care of during and after school. I had extraordinary ability in mathematics and a calm demeanor and I was necessarily independent. I worked and contributed to the family from the age of eight continuously to now. Presently, I am leading an international team to create a brand of high technology products in the United States.

But getting back to my childhood and the teachers who advanced my life ; Mrs. Hoyback, Kindergarten, and Mrs. Leslie first grade . I was promoted early to second grade with Mrs. Archbold, then with Miss Judge third grade, (who recognized my mathematic propensity and had me doing advanced algebra at home). Ms. Field, my fourth grade home teacher and music teacher made me into a listener, I was too nervous when I had to sing alone and my voice cracked terribly. Mr. Kingsley fifth grade, Mrs. Walsh 6th grade, Mr. Meloch 7th grade and most of all Mr. Reich 8th grade were my beloved mentors. I was president of every class. And I was active: Nature room caretaker, projectionist, lieutenant of the guards, and more. It all kept me occupied and diverted from my dysfunctional environment.

Education is obviously very important to me. I studied the Charter School Issue carefully before I chose to fight against the location chosen by The city of Tamarac, and contributed heavily to its defeat. It was a bad idea and should not have caused the stress to Tamarac's residents, particularly our senior population. My daughter Randee, and my campaign managers sons, Mark and Michael, attended public schools in Coral Springs. We are 40 year residents of Tamarac/Coral Springs. My Children all received an excellent education and as a result have successful careers.

I subsequently worked my way through many years of college to become president, and in some cases owner of 8 public and private successful companies, in the US and abroad. I was a poor boy from Brooklyn who made good. I have over 50 years of Public Service and will direct my efforts to make TAMARAC A CITY OF EXCELLENCE FOR ALL