Tamarac Mayor and Commissioner Up for Reelection
Mayor Michelle Gomez and District 2 Commissioner Mike Gelin.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

The City of Tamarac will have three seats on the November 2022 ballot. However, a resident living in The Woodlands can challenge both the mayoral and District 2 seat.

Although the 2022 elections may only be a year away, you need to get your ducks in a row now because not only does it cost money, it takes time to knock on all those doors.

These are lucrative part-time jobs as well. For instance, a commissioner in Tamarac makes $50,240, and the mayor makes $60,500 plus each gets a hefty $700 monthly car allowance, travel expenses, health and life insurance, and a host of other benefits.

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According to the city website, Michelle Gomez, a resident of the Woodlands,  has announced she is running again. Before she won the mayor’s seat in 2018, she was a city commissioner for District 2 from 2010 -2018.

She is president of Saunders, Curtis, Ginestra & Gore, P.A.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts from The American University, School of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. a Master of Arts from The American University, School of Communication, and her Juris Doctor from  Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center.

The mayoral seat is at large, meaning the whole city votes for this position.

District Two

Mike Gelin, who lives in the Hampton Hills community in Tamarac, has also announced he will be running again in 2022 for the city commission.

He is the owner of Gelin Benefits Group, an insurance advisory, brokerage, and benefits consulting firm. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morris Brown College and is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist.

This seat covers the Woodlands and most communities along Commercial Blvd west towards the Sawgrass Expressway.  See District Map.

Tamarac District Map

District 4

No word if Commissioner Debra Placko will be running again. This would be her last opportunity before she is termed out. Her district covers the Woodmont Country Club and the Sunflower-Heathgate area. 

Run for Office

If you are interested in running, you will need to find a campaign treasurer to open a campaign account. More importantly, you will need to contact the city clerk for filing instructions. 

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Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron created the Woodlands Tamarac in 2010 for original News for the community. In 2011 she went on to create Tamarac Talk, in 2012, Coral Springs Talk and 2017, Parkland Talk.

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