I am humbled and honored to announce that Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis has endorsed me!

Mayor Trantalis was elected to Fort Lauderdale’s top spot on March 13th, 2018. He has said that he wants “to make sure we have a quality of life that is the best it can be. “ That is my goal too, and with your help, we’ll make it happen in Tamarac.

Forward to November!

#VoteForChange #MovingTamaracForward


I'm Running To Bring Positive Change To Tamarac

Last year, I publicly kicked off my campaign by running a road race - the Tamarac Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.

This year, I’ll be running the Turkey Trot again, hopefully as your next City Commissioner for District 4.

If you want to see positive changes in City Hall such as financial responsibility, preservation of green spaces, and smart business growth with the community’s interests in the number one slot, I hope you will support me.

We are almost there. With your help, we will cross the finish line and win this race!

#VoteForChange #MovingTamaracForward

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It's About People Who Believe In A Better Future

When it’s all said and done, the thing I will remember most about this campaign is how kind the people of district 4 are.

I received this note along with a check in the mail. This kind person made a donation when there was barely any money to do so. Why? Because they believe our campaign is the best chance for positive change. I believe it too.

I will do my best every day to be the voice of the people in this district who haven’t had a voice in city hall.

If you can, please donate to our campaign. You can do so HERE. It’s true - we need money to get the message out! Thanks in advance.

Change is just around the corner, Tamarac! #VoteForChange #MovingTamaracForward .

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Another Business Endorsement!

I am happy to announce that another Tamarac business has endorsed my candidacy: Heritage Art Galleries. Heritage, other than being a wonderful gallery hosting many artists, also does custom restoration work. They have deep roots in the community as they’ve been here for 30 years.

So, thank you to Claudio and the team - I truly appreciate your support as we begin #MovingTamaracForward !

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Heritage Art Galleries is located at:

3811 N.W. 49 Street

Tamarac, FL 33309
Tel:  954 -739 - 8975

Another Local Endorsement!

I am very pleased to receive the endorsement of yet another local business - Orange Tree Breakfast and Lunch.

Orange Tree, a self-described "hole-in-the-wall,"  is a local institution, and has operated here in Tamarac for decades.  The owner, Maria, serves up some of the best breakfast dishes in South Florida.They recently were kind enough to host a meet and greet which was  fantastic success. Thank you for hosting us, Maria!

Now it’s onward to November 6 !

Orange Tree Breakfast and Lunch is located at:

6400 N. University Dr., Tamarac, FL 33321

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Yard Signs - Doug Maesk for Tamarac City Commissioner, District 4

Would you like to help my campaign? A great (and free!) way is to post a yard sign. Please click below. We will come and place one for you. If you have specific placement instructions, just let us know. And as always, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support!



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Meeting You is an Honor!

Yesterday, I received a letter. It’s written by someone who now volunteers for my campaign. I will let the letter speak for itself. Thank you Barb, I am so grateful to know you and for all you do! (Posted with permission)

It Matters

Did you ever have an experience that left you feeling energized and inspired?

I’ve always been a bit of a political junkie and even volunteered for a few national candidates. But, I have never experienced the excitement of a real grass roots campaign up close and personal until Doug Maesk knocked on my door as I was on my way out one Saturday.

He is running for Tamarac City Commissioner, a nonpartisan position, in District 4. I found my political ‘fix’ that Saturday afternoon by putting a checkmark in the ‘will volunteer to go door to door’ box on his card.

The first time I went knocking, my granddaughter went with me. She said “Grandma, why did you volunteer to do this, it’s hot and boring?” My answer was “I guess I was stupid enough to check the box.” Then we laughed.

But now I’m glad I checked the box. It feels right.

It was a unique experience to meet a candidate in person, sit at his dining room table for an hour, and ask him anything. The other interesting part was to discover that he never really had political aspirations. He just saw things in our city that needed to be changed.

I asked him why he decided to run and he humbly replied, “I just felt like I needed to do something.” It gave me a feeling of gratitude that I live in a country where it is possible for anyone to change things if they have the desire to try. I have always had admiration for anyone taking on such an endeavor as it is not without its personal sacrifices.

Now I don’t mind the heat, well, too much. It’s worth the excitement of knowing I was responsible for getting a homeowner to let me put a campaign sign in his yard. And it wasn’t just any yard. It was in a prime location that everyone in our neighborhood probably passes twice a day as they go to and from work. Since the yard has a slight uphill grade, I lightheartedly call the sign ‘a beacon on the hill’ and smile each time I pass it.

All campaigns are important, large and small, but especially small. Small is where we live. Small affects our lives directly. 

If you can help, even just a little, please do. You won’t regret the experience. I am loving every moment of it! 

Barbara Behrens