BOCA RATON, FL – Florida Armenians is pleased to announce our endorsements for the upcoming 2022 special and municipal elections taking place in Broward and Palm Beach Counties on March 8, 2022.
SPECIAL ELECTIONS: STATE SENATE & STATE HOUSE
Senate District 33 (SD-33)
- Rosalind Osgood (D)
House District 88 (HD-88)
- Jervonte “Tae” Edmonds (D)
House District 94 (HD-94)
- Daryl Campbell (D) (unopposed)
Daryl Campbell won the Democrat Party’s primary election on January 11, 2022 and since no Republican filed to run Campbell was automatically elected to the HD-94 State House seat.
BROWARD COUNTY MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
- Commissioner At-Large: Jane Reiser
- Commission District 2: Randy Strauss
- Commission District 1: Patty Petrone
- Commission District 2: Troy Ganter
- Commission District 3: Jason Joffe
- Commission District 1: Thomas “Tom” Good
- Commission District 4: Angelo Castillo
PALM BEACH COUNTY MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
- Mayor: Ty Penserga
- Commission District 1: Angela Cruz
- Commissioner District 3: Marit Hedeen
- Council District 2: Nathan Galang
- Council District 3: Judy Dugo
- Council District 4: Suzy Diaz
Lake Worth Beach
- Commission District 4: Craig Frost
- Mayor: Ilan Kaufer
- Council District 1: Cheryl Schneider
North Palm Beach
- Council Group 1: Deborah Searcy
- Council Group 3: Darryl Aubrey
- Council Group 5: Mark Mullinix
- Council Seat 2: Tanya Siskind
- Council Seat 3: John T. McGovern
West Palm Beach
- Commission District 1: Cathleen Ward
- Commission District 3: Christy Fox (unopposed)
- Commission District 5: Christina Lambert (unopposed)
Municipal elections in the State of Florida are non-partisan. If you’re interested in learning more about the candidates, FLArmenians encourages you to visit the candidate websites and learn more about each candidate on the ballot in your area. Also, The Palm Beach Post’s Hannah Morse has an excellent article breaking down of all the races in Palm Beach County with details on early voting locations and additional background on the candidates.
For specific information about voting, such as registering, changing party affiliation, updating address records, and more, please visit the Broward County Supervisor of Elections website and the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website.
Additional endorsements may be added.
By Robyn Kalajian
FLArmenians Cuisine Contributor
When a Middle Eastern grocery store opened in our hometown of Boynton Beach a few years ago, Doug and I couldn’t have been more pleased. We were able to purchase the must-have Armenian ingredients in order to make our cherished family recipes. The store’s owner, ‘Ken’ had a meat counter, some fresh produce, frozen items, housewares – you name it. He was even planning to have a bakery oven installed for daily-baked pitas, and eventually, a kitchen for freshly prepared food. Sadly, things didn’t turn out as Ken expected and the business came and went after a short two-year run.
With the arrival of more ethnicities requiring the same cooking ingredients as we use, we’re puzzled by the severe shortage of Middle Eastern specialty shops in this area.
Several years ago, Doug and I stumbled upon a place called Green House Bazaar in Greenacres, a suburb of West Palm Beach, and not far from our home. At the time it was a partially open-air produce stand with a sprinkling of Middle Eastern items on their meagerly stocked shelves, and a kebab counter that didn’t seem to have anyone running it. The place was ok, but we never bothered to return … until …
… our friend, Adele Abbott, alerted us to the fact that the Persian-owned Green House Bazaar had been enclosed, still had fresh produce, housed numerous shelves of ‘interesting food items’, a refrigerated and frozen food section including phyllo dough, kadaif dough, etc. – and best of all – the kebab café, which she claimed was very good!
Doug and I swung by one afternoon to check it out. We were delighted to find lavash, basturma, paklava, and a myriad of ingredients that would be useful in The Armenian Kitchen. They were, however, lacking in products imported from Armenia (we found only one) and items such as prepared lahmajoun and Armenian string cheese.
While there, we decided to buy two kebab meals-to-go for dinner that night, and are we glad we did! We chose the combo platter with chicken kebab and beef lule kebab, and the second with salmon kebab. Both meals contained salad, rice – white, or green rice, which was studded with fava beans and lots of dill (we got one of each), grilled tomatoes and red peppers, a piece of freshly made lavash, and a side of a garlic-dill sauce. The salads and veggies were particularly fresh –as the produce stand is just steps away from the kitchen!
Would we return? You bet, but I plan to have a chat with the owner to see about stocking some more of our personal favorites!
The Greenhouse Bazaar is located at 5100 10th Ave N, Greenacres, FL 33463. Check out their website here.