Tributes Paid To Wilton Manors Mayor Justin Flippen After His Sudden Death Shocks Community
People in Broward and beyond are mourning the sudden loss of Wilton Manors Mayor Justin Flippen, who died of a brain aneurysm Tuesday evening at age 41. “The Broward County Medical Examiner’s office has confirmed Mayor Justin Flippen’s cause of death was a brain aneurysm and the manner of death was natural,” Wilton Manors Police Chief Paul O’Connell said Wednesday. Flippen was a Broward County native who had a history of political engagement and LGBTQ activism. He was elected a Wilton Manors city commissioner in 2008 and mayor in 2018. Last October, Flippen shared his National Coming Out Day story on social media: "I have been fortunate. Fortunate to live in a progressive community of which I am a born and bred native. So I feel a deep sense of connection to my home. I know not everyone’s journey to a place of acceptance is the same, but Wilton Manors allowed me to live authentically and feel valued as an equal not as someone with a lesser status than others," Flippen wrote. Social
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A New Bipartisan Organization Is Recruiting Volunteers To Audit Broward County's Elections In 2020
A new nonpartisan group organizing in Broward County is looking to make sure the next round of elections goes a lot more smoothly than 2018 – with all the recounts . It's called Citizens Audit Broward . Volunteers all over the county will use a few different apps … And yes, they know what happened to the Iowa Caucus results , and they say that won’t happen here. “I welcome it. We should be watched carefully, based on reputation. We’ve earned it,” Broward County Supervisor of Elections Peter Antonacci told WLRN about Citizens Audit Broward. “Whatever they have to offer, they can bring to the canvassing board and it will be positive. To the extent that we can accommodate their interests under the current legal structure we’re gonna do it.” WLRN spoke with the the co-chairs of Citizens Audit Broward: Jamie Friend, president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Boward – and George Navarini, Broward County chair of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. They're planning a training