By Joe Harris
Longtime Fort Lauderdale legal advocate, human rights activist, and former City Commissioner Dean Trantalis filed his notice last week that he’ll seek the District II commission seat, being vacated by Charlotte Rodstrom. Trantalis has practiced law in Broward County, and lived in Fort Lauderdale, since 1982.
He served as co-chair of Americans For Equality in 1995, and helped successfully enact and defend passage of Broward County’s Human Rights Ordinance, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. Trantalis kicks off his campaign tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., during an event at ArtServe, on East Sunrise Boulevard.
“I am eager to return to public service,” he said. “My focus will be to revive our neighborhoods, especially those emerging communities that are most at risk from crime and neglect,” he added. “We need to redirect our resources to helping those most in need.”