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Jamaican-American Leo Gilling, Miramar Commissioner Candidate, Leads The Pack At Candidate Forum


MIRAMAR, FL — Leo Gilling, Candidate for The City of Miramar Commission Seat 4, spoke about his vision to increase the City’s revenue at the West Miramar Meet the Candidate Night Event on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The event was held in the Sunset Lakes Ballroom and began at 6:30 p.m. with a candidate meet-and-greet. At 7:00 p.m. the candidates introduced themselves and the floor was opened up for questions. Candidates for Miramar Mayor Seat 5 and Miramar Commission Seat 4 were present at the Miramar Municipal Election Candidates’ Forum, including City Commissioner Candidate Leo Gilling.

“My platform has been to find new revenue streams for the City of Miramar, which will offset expenditure and take the burden of rising taxes off our residents,” Gilling said after the West Miramar Meet the Candidate Night Event. “For the first time in these months of campaigning, my three opponents made impassioned speeches about increasing revenue. One went as far as to insert plans for a movie theatre, one of the cornerstone programs I’ve been championing in my vision for the City of Miramar. I am glad they are listening, but I am more concerned why it took them so long to do so.”

Miramar residents have expressed that they tired of political officials who make empty promises. They need a leader who is accessible and cognizant of their needs. By meeting with fellow residents, Gilling has inspired them with his vision to make Miramar a thriving and self-sustainable city. Gilling’s proposal to increase self-generating revenue, without an additional tax burden, has been embraced by residents. They are open to doing the necessary “footwork” to create genuine and long-lasting connections.

“It is such a joy to speak with the residents and get a positive feedback,” Gilling stated. “Listening to their concerns allows me to get a better understanding of what needs to be done when I am elected.”

Vote Leo Gilling for Miramar Commission Seat 4 on Election Day, March 12, 2019. Register to vote with the Broward County Supervisor of Elections on their website at www.browardsoe.org or call (954) 357-7050.

Leo Gilling is originally from Oracabess in St. Mary, Jamaica. He is a small business owner, media personality, educational advocate and writer. Gilling has decades of dedicated community service and over 20 years of business experience in accounting, cost analysis, insurance, and hospitality. He has served on Miramar’s Parks and Recreation Board, Miramar’s Sister City Exploratory Committee, the Partners for Youth Foundation Board, the Caribbean Maritime University Foundation Board, Broward Alliance for Caribbean Educators, and a member of the local Kiwanis club. Gilling is the proud father of four, and a mentor to many.

The City of Miramar is situated in southwestern Broward County, Florida and is the 3rd largest city in the County. Florida has a high population of Caribbean Immigrants.

For more information on Leo Gilling’s campaign, please visit www.leogillingformiramar.com.

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Brittany Murphy
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Written by Brittany Murphy