Fort Lauderdale voters get to pick from experienced commissioners to elect new mayor

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WPLG—Fort Lauderdale voters will choose from three candidates to elect their new mayor Tuesday. The next mayor faces the challenge of decaying infrastructure amid growing development.  Charlotte Rodstrom, 64, is a mother and community activist, Bruce Roberts, 69, is a father of two and the former Fort Lauderdale Police Department's chief and Dean Trantalis, 64, is a real estate attorney who is openly gay.   The three candidates have experience as city of Fort Lauderdale commissioners. Roberts, who...

Trantalis, Roberts advance to runoff election for Fort Lauderdale mayor. City Commissioners Dean Trantalis and Bruce Roberts will advance to a March 13 runoff election after voters cast their ballots for Fort Lauderdale mayor Tuesday. With 46 percent of vote, Trantalis came out on top in the three-way race, but he fell short of the 50 percent needed to win the election outright. "I think we've got a lot of support tonight, and we're so close to 50 percent," Trantalis said. "I'm hoping to work with all the other people who voted for their own candidate...