via Marisol Medina
Opa-locka, a city in Miami-Dade County, holds municipal elections Nov. 4. And the candidates are nothing if not quotable.
One of them is Terence Pinder, a commission candidate who once held a seat on the board. He was removed from office by then-Gov. Jeb Bush following Pinder's arrest on charges of theft and official misconduct for illegally using his city-issued credit card. Pinder was arrested again in 2007 under charges of bribery and unlawful compensation.
Asked about his record, Pinder said: "All good leaders have been arrested. I'm wiser now and I understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people."
He wasn't the only candidate whose background check was worth mentioning.
Mayoral candidate Rose Tydus, another former commissioner filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013.
"Business people do it all the time," she said. Donald Trump has filed for bankruptcy several times."
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