His name is Robert Walsh, and he says he is considering a run against incumbent Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler. He has said he will decide by June.
He is a well known character around City Hall, attends many of the Commission meetings, and often spars with the Mayor.
He is also well known to the Law Enforcement Community.
Walsh’s criminal record spans from 2001 to 2007 and includes arrests for Grand Theft, Criminal Mischief, Resisting, Disorderly Conduct, and DUI. You can hire lawyers for criminal defense charges , from here!
Walsh spent 23 days in jail in 2003.
Walsh doesn’t dispute the record but says he would like to be “judged for what I do today, not what I did ten years ago”.
Walsh also said “there’s a thing called redemption and starting over”, and that he has “paid his debt to society”.
I asked him if the voters should take his past criminal record into account and he said that he knows it will be “open season” , and then added that the voters should, ” but what’s the difference [ with the current politicians] and their gross mismanagement of government”.
I’ll keep you posted if Walsh or others get in the race. …….. Tim