Thursday, December 7, 2017

The day Mr. Omari Hardy visited Lake Worth City Hall, December 20th, 2016.

See that very short video below. Last year Mr. Hardy attended a City Commission meeting to briefly announce he was a candidate for District 2 in the City of Lake Worth. Mr. Hardy, of course, is now Commissioner Omari Hardy following his election in March, earlier this year.

Prior to Hardy speaking at public comment, Mayor Pam Triolo explains the rules to the public. Then the mayor read a comment card that was turned in by Dustin Zacks. The is what Mr. Zacks wrote:

“Please help me spread holiday cheer. Everyone please make sure to wish Wes Blackman and the Michigan State Spartans good luck in their bowl game this year. Sparty On!”

What a difference a year makes. Zacks’ joke was the Spartans had a terrible year and didn’t make it to a bowl game in 2016. This year, 2017, was a completely different story! The Michigan Wolverines (8-4) got beat out by the Michigan State Spartans (9-3). The Spartans are going to the Holiday Bowl on December 28th.

Anyhow, back to Mr. Hardy last December:

Hardy spoke briefly, for 20 seconds. He introduced himself and wished everyone a happy holiday season. Every candidate thinking of running for a seat on the City Commission in the March 2018 elections needs to do what Hardy did.

I recall Hardy attending many City and neighborhood meetings. He was involved. Next Tuesday, Dec. 12th at Noon is the end of the Qualifying Period to get ones name on the ballot for the March 13th, 2018 elections.

Commissioner Hardy won because he deserved to win. There is still some ‘sour grapes’ by some that Hardy only won by a small margin, but he received the votes necessary to avoid a run-off election. By the way, last October the Michigan State Spartans only beat the Michigan Wolverines by a few points too. But those few points made all the difference in the world.

Click on play and then fast-forward to the 4:50 mark in the video when Mr. Hardy visited Lake Worth City Hall last December. That set the stage for what would happen just a few months later, when Hardy beat the long-time incumbent Chris McVoy, PhD.

McVoy didn’t lose the election. Hardy won.
Don’t forget that.