Michael Udine and Randall Cutter participated in a recent candidates forum in Coral Springs. Udine, the mayor of Parkland and Cutter, a well known pastor in Coral Springs are running against each other for a seat on the Broward County Commission. Udine touted his many years as serving at Mayor of Parkland and his efforts to keep taxes low and services high in the City. Parkland is known for its high standard of living, low crime rate and low tax rate. It is a place where people want to live. Udine believes in the penny sales tax as a way to pay for necessary infrastructure which will encourage more tourism to the area and ultimately more jobs. He believes efforts need to be made to improve transportation in Broward County. Udine is proud that he was able to work with the Coral Springs Fire Department to create the Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department and establish a contract with the Broward Sheriff’s Office for police protection in Parkland. He believes in supporting law enforcement and first responders.

Randall Cutter is a well known community activist in the Coral Springs area. He has been active in the promotion of peace activities in the City and has led efforts to bring various faith groups in Coral Springs together. He is leader in the National Day of Prayer program which brings many faith congregations together at Coral Springs Charter School. Cutter has been involved in service oriented projects in 70 nations and believes the skills he has developed in working with many cultures will give him an advantage on the Commission. He believes he will offer new ideas to the leadership of Broward County. He is opposed to the proposed penny sales tax because he believes it will unfairly target low income residents.