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Jamaican-American Leo Gilling Stands with Miramar Residents Affected by Government Shutdown

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On Thursday, January 16, 2019, the Miramar City Commission passed a measure to waives water bill late fees and prohibit water services from being disconnected for federal employees not being paid during the partial government shutdown.

“We are doing something locally, in Miramar, to make it easier for the federal employees feeling the impact of the government shutdown,” Miramar Commissioner Candidate Leo Gilling said in response to the measure. “It is nice to see Miramar setting the pace and leading with compassion for what is now a national crisis. It’s what we need on the national scale. It is time for our leaders in D.C. to step up and put our people back to work. Our families are hurting. Our economy is hurting. Those who have been furloughed are sitting at home with amassing bills. Many of them are terrified as they face these uncertainties. It is time this government shut down goes away.”

The partial government shutdown began on December 22, 2018, after President Donald Trump’s request for a $5 billion wall along the US-Mexico border was denied by Democratic politicians. Now on its 28thday, this has been the longest government shutdown in U.S. History.

Leo Gilling is a Small Business Owner, Media Personality, Educational Advocate and Writer. He has decades of dedicated community service and over 20 years of business experience in Accounting, Cost Analysis, Insurance and Hospitality. Gilling 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.

Gilling encourages Miramar residents to register to vote with the Broward County Supervisor of Elections on their website at www.browardsoe.orgor call (954) 357-7050.

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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