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Dan Gelber Endorsed by former Miami Beach Commissioner Ed Tobin for Miami Beach Mayor

Community leaders continue to rally behind Gelber campaign

Miami Beach, Fla. – Dan Gelber announced today that his campaign for Miami Beach Mayor has received the endorsement of former Miami Beach Commissioner Ed Tobin. This endorsement comes as the campaign carries forward with strong momentum in our community following the recent campaign kickoff on February 28 at the Miami Beach Golf Club.

Ed Tobin, Former Miami Beach City Commissioner, said, “I am proud to endorse Dan Gelber in his campaign for Mayor of Miami Beach. Miami Beach needs a Mayor who will stand with its residents. Dan has a history of taking principled stands for what is right, and Dan’s sense of civic responsibility is unequalled.  Dan spent nearly 30 years as a Big Brother in the Big Brothers program, served us as an effective legislator in the Florida House and Senate, and was a top former federal corruption prosecutor.

On a personal note, many years ago Dan invited me to be a summer counselor at a camp he co-founded for children with cancer. I had the chance to see up close the kind of extraordinary caring, compassion and leadership Dan displayed with the children and families we served. Miami Beach deserves a Mayor, like Dan, who not only has gravitas and integrity, but also has spent his life serving the community he loves.”

Dan Gelber shared, “I am especially honored to have Ed Tobin’s endorsement. I have known Ed for decades, and he has always taken principled stands against waste and abuse, and served our community thoughtfully.  I appreciate his support as we continue our campaign to make City Hall more open and responsive to the citizens it serves, and to make our home a safer, more livable place for all.”

 

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Born on Miami Beach, Dan Gelber was raised to believe in public service.  His father, respected former Miami Beach Mayor Seymour Gelber, and his mother, beloved long-time Beach High Spanish Teacher Edith Gelber were models of service. Dan lived these principles through service as a federal prosecutor for nearly a decade, handling public corruption prosecutions, and eventually becoming a decorated top deputy. Dan also served Miami Beach as a Florida State Representative and Senator where he was unanimously elected the House Democratic Leader. Dan has been a Big Brother in the Big Brothers program for decades, and co-founded a camp for kids with cancer where he volunteered most summers. Dan embodies the experienced leadership we need in City Hall. His passion for his community can be seen in his commitment to an honest and open government, protecting the environment, strengthening our schools, and fighting for LGBTQ rights and equality for all. Dan is prepared to be the Mayor our City needs. Learn more about Dan by visiting dangelber.com.

Dan Gelber Endorsed by Miami Beach Commissioner Joy Malakoff for Miami Beach Mayor

Miami Beach, Fla. – Dan Gelber announced today that his campaign for Miami Beach Mayor has received the endorsement of current Miami Beach Commissioner Joy Malakoff. This endorsement comes as the campaign continues to build momentum in our community ahead of the official campaign kickoff on February 28 at 5:30pm at the Miami Beach Golf Club.

Joy Malakoff, Miami Beach City Commissioner, said, “I am proud to support Dan Gelber in his campaign for Mayor of Miami Beach. Dan is a true son of Miami Beach, and has been a forceful public servant, as a legislator in the Florida House and Senate for a decade and a former federal prosecutor. Dan has unmatched experience and success when it comes to defending our core values, and I look forward to seeing him continue that work as our Mayor.”

Dan Gelber shared, “I am extremely grateful to have Joy Malakoff’s support and for her service to our community. Joy has been a longtime respected civic and elected leader in Miami Beach and I look forward to working with her as we make our community a stronger place for all.”

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Born on Miami Beach, Dan Gelber was raised to believe in public service  His father, respected former Miami Beach Mayor Seymour Gelber, and his mother, Beach High Spanish Teacher Edith Gelber were models of service. Dan lived these principles through service as a federal prosecutor for nearly a decade, handling public corruption prosecutions, and eventually becoming a decorated top deputy. Dan also served Miami Beach as a Florida State Representative and Senator where he was unanimously elected the House Democratic Leader. Dan has been a Big Brother in the Big Brothers program for decades, and co-founded a camp for kids with cancer where he volunteered most summers. Dan embodies the experienced leadership we need in City Hall. His passion for his community can be seen in his commitment to an honest and open government, protecting the environment, strengthening our schools, and fighting for LGBTQ rights and equality for all. Dan is prepared to be the Mayor our City needs. Learn more about Dan by visiting dangelber.com.

Dan Gelber Endorsed by Former Miami Beach Commissioner Nancy Liebman for Miami Beach Mayor

Miami Beach, Fla. – The Gelber for Mayor campaign today announced that Dan Gelber received the endorsement of former Miami Beach Commissioner Nancy Liebman. This endorsement comes as the campaign kicks off a resident focused effort that delivers on a strong vision for Miami Beach.
Nancy Liebman, Founder and President of Miami Beach United said,  “I am proud to stand with Dan Gelber in his campaign for Mayor of Miami Beach and I had always hoped that Dan would someday be our Mayor. Dan is a true public servant who has consistently fought for the people of Miami Beach and the values we hold dear. Dan is not only an experienced and honest leader, but he is an example of the best that Miami Beach has to offer in its residents. He has tremendous experience as a community leader and will move his community forward to its deserving future. He will be an excellent Mayor.”

Dan Gelber shared, “I am extremely grateful to have Nancy Liebman’s support and for her to be with me on this exciting journey. Nancy is a pillar of the Miami Beach community. Her life has been an example of standing up for what is right. I look forward to working to create an honest and open government in City Hall, and safeguarding the livability of our community against threats such as over-development and climate change.”

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Born on Miami Beach, Dan Gelber was raised on the principles of serving his community and learned by watching his father, respected former Miami Beach Mayor Seymour Gelber, and his mother, beloved Beach High Spanish Teacher Edith Gelber. Dan lived these principles through service as a federal prosecutor for nearly a decade, handling corruption prosecutions, hate crimes and becoming a decorated top deputy. Having also served as a State Representative, unanimous Democratic House Minority Leader, and State Senator for Miami Beach, Dan embodies the experienced leadership we need in City Hall. Dan’s passion for his community and strong work ethic can be seen in his commitment to an honest and open government, protecting the environment, strengthening public schools, and fighting for LGBTQ rights and equality for all. A Big Brother in the Big Brothers program for decades he is prepared to be the Mayor our City needs. Learn more about Dan by visiting dangelber.com.