How important is an endorsement?

Well, it can be very informative if you want to take the time to think about it, which I did. Commissioner Keith James has the endorsement of former mayor Lois Frankel and Mayor Jeri Muoio along with City Commissioners Shoaf and Lambert, and also includes Joe Paduzzi who ran unopposed and will be sworn in as the new commissioner from James old district. Mr. Paduzzi lives in Ibis and also an attorney.

Lets look at these five.

Lois Frankel: Totally ignored residents when it came to moving city hall and the library. A lawsuit followed and the courts ordered the city to allow residents to vote the issue.  Of course that never happened, city hall was built and that was the beginning of the end for Clematis St. Crime on Clematis is at an all time high with stabbings and attacks where the city allows bars/clubs to remain open until 3:00 AM.

Frankel was reelected and served another 4 years and had the audacity to have her minions running the streets asking residents to sign a petition allowing her to serve another 4 years. When the PB Post questioned her she stated “She had no idea people were doing this.” Read the story below and understand how difficult it is for some people to relinquish power.



Mayor Lois Frankel who lobbied for Red light cameras was one of the first to get caught running a red light in a school zone. If memory serves me right she stated she would send the fine to her favorite charity. If she did, no problem, write it off as a charitable contribution on her taxes. Read the story below and ask yourself if this is ethical. I must wonder why Frankel involved herself in local politics with all that’s going on in Washington. Put the effort in Washington where the major problems are.



When the petition drive failed guess who she endorsed? WPB City Commissioner Geri Muoio who would continue with Frankel’s agenda, and continue she did. Now Muoio is endorsing James. Well someone has to complete Flagler Shores and the OBD (Okeechobee Business District) and who else but James to push every Related project that comes down the pike. Lets not forget Ryan also voted twice in favor of the OBD and is also asking for your vote to be the next mayor.

I attended a forum on 2/21/19 at the Hilton where James stated he had a very good working relationship with both Commissioners Lambert and Shoaf.  Add Commissioner Paduzzi and there are your 3 votes to pass anything that Related or any other developer wants.

Both James and Ryan voted both times for the OBD, Flagler Shores and Related’s “One Flagler” a 25 story building where residents voted twice not to exceed 5 stories.

You can’t turn on the TV without seeing a James commercial. He has spent $76,115 in TV ads through 2-19-2019. Where is the money coming from?  He owes the IRS over $100,000,.00. He wants you to judge him by his experience. I am paying attention to his experience, which scares me to death. Read the story below.



Where does Priscilla Taylor stand?  Read the story below.



Now ask yourself who you want to lead your city, and believe me it’s your city, something public officials seen to forget. Will Ms. Taylor do a better job than James or Ryan? I honestly don’t know, but what I do know is where both James and Ryan have taken us so far.

Keep this in mind—they tell you exactly what you want to hear. Please don’t listen to what they say, but watch what they do, and both their record’s speaks for them. Do you think anything will change when they have the title of “Strong Mayor” form of government.

Now this is something I have been told and can’t verify it, but have a tendency to believe it due to the fact James keeps stating he wants to bring the CRA back “in house”

If James wins the election he will reward Muoio with the job of running the CRA.

Please, take an interest in your city, we can’t take it back without your help. What I’m asking is please vote.