So much for term limits meaning fresh faces -- it often just means recycled faces.
The 2016 ballot in Broward County includes a few well-known politicos running for different positions than they have held in the past.
Former state Sen. Steve Geller filed paperwork Tuesday to run for the County Commission. Geller lost a contentious and expensive commission battle against Sue Gunzburger in 2010 -- this time he will be running in a different district in the one now represented by term-limited Lois Wexler. Geller, a Democrat, lives in Cooper City which is in the district.
“I’ve learned a lesson,” Geller said. “I’m not running against an incumbent.”
Here are a few of the other familiar faces running next year in races that are unopposed so far:
Commissioner Martin Kiar is running for property appraiser to replace Lori Parrish who is retiring.
Former state Sen. Nan Rich, who lost the Democratic primary to former Gov. Charlie Crist last year, is running for an open County Commission seat.
Brenda Forman, wife of Clerk of Courts Howard Forman, is running to replace her husband who is retiring.
For now, Broward County has no competitive countywide race because Sheriff Scott Israel and Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes, both Democrats, have no opponents. Snipes announced Tuesday that she will seek re-election.