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Environmental administrator to challenge Lois Wexler

The administrator of a little known environmental agency who has a colorful past in Cooper City politics will challenge County Commissioner Lois Wexler.

Russell Setti qualified to run Thursday. He will face Wexler Nov. 4 unless other candidates qualify by noon today which would lead to an Aug. 26 primary.

Setti is the administrator of the Broward Soil and Water Conservation District. In 2006, voters approved his proposal to turn the little known agency into a taxing authority.

He served three terms as  Cooper City mayor in the 1970s at a time when meetings stretched so late commissioners would see the sun rise. The Florida Commission on Ethics found him guilty of failing to disclose conflicts twice while he was mayor and in 1983  he was fined for letting vines grow on his home.

Setti will face an uphill battle against an incumbent who already has $107,000 in her account and will benefit from the visibility of serving as mayor this year.

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John

Mr. Setti must be supported. I hope he campaigns hard and promises to do something good for Broward County. Lois Wexler won't benefit from being called Mayor this year, because she's done nothing! She's not elected Mayor by the people--her other co-horts on the Commission named her that. I challenge anyone to name one accomplishment. Oh wait, she is in favor of 600+ employees losing their jobs! Broward is RETTI for SETTI.

Paula Joyce

I believe Russell Setti is "just who we need"as commissioner in this district. He is knowledgeable and isn't afraid to tackle the tough jobs a commissioner must face. He will contribute greatly for the enrichment and prosperity and have a handle on new growth issues for the residents of this wonderful community. He has my full support and as a person retired from Florida politics, I know this town can't lose if he is elected. A VOTE FOR SETTI IS A VOTE FOR COOPER CITY'S PROSPERITY!!

Janelle

Be aware of these newspaper articles as they do not print the whole truth. The comments posted in this newspaper article are not the truth or do not disclose full information thus misleading the readers. Mr. Setti has been proactive in our environment and for the good of the public since his early days in politics. His only fault is that he has been forward thinking by so many years that local government at the time did not have the forsight to plan as he did. Heeding his advice then would have saved the county millions of dollars and would have headed off the environmental issues that we now face.
Mr. Setti is all about the community working together and working for the good of all the county's residents.

Janelle

Be aware of these newspaper articles as they do not print the whole truth. The comments posted in this newspaper article are not the truth or do not disclose full information thus misleading the readers. Mr. Setti has been proactive in our environment and for the good of the public since his early days in politics. His only fault is that he has been forward thinking by so many years that local government at the time did not have the forsight to plan as he did. Heeding his advice then would have saved the county millions of dollars and would have headed off the environmental issues that we now face.
Mr. Setti is all about the community working together and working for the good of all the county's residents.

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