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Ballot Language Manipulators

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Bradette Jepsen bio

Sen. Chris Smith bio

Rosemary O’Hara bio

GUIDE to the Florida Amendments Challenges Now In Court

Chad Van Horn, Esq. bio

Good News…Bad News Editorial 091218

Al Massey bio

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ACR Electronics, Inc.
Ambit Advertising & Public

American National Bank
AvMed Health Plans

B Ocean Resort
Berger Singerman, Attys At Law
Broward County Clerk of Courts

Broward County Medical Assn.
Broward Health
City of Pompano Beach
First Bank Florida
First Green Bank
Florida Atlantic University
Ft Laud Behavioral Health Center
Henderson Behavioral Health
Horkey & Associates, PA
Iberia Bank
Marine Industries Assn SoFla

Memorial Healthcare System
Nova Southeastern University
Pompano Bch Chamb Commerce
Riverside Hotel
Seminole Tribe of Florida
S Fla Regional Transp Authority

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VIDEO of 2/5/15 U.S.-Cuba Relations breakfast on C-Span

Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin

Sen. Bob Graham, Mike Gelin

Sen. George LeMieux, Anthony Man

Sen. George LeMieux, Tony Man

Kathy Koch, Cheryl Balaban, Marilyn Oliva

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The Tower Forum is a private, non-profit, non-partisan business organization established in 1976.  The organization consists of business executives from industries and professions in south Florida. The Tower Forum has become the “go-to” discussion venue in Broward, where these leaders identify critical issues facing our community, engage in public dialogue, and encourage positive change.


Our next breakfast is Oct. 4, 2018

(to RSVP, please scroll down to blue RSVP button)

It has long been said that ballot measure language can be the difference between winning and losing. Do you really know what the measures say? See: Ballot Language Manipulators; See: Guide to FL Ballot Amendments Challenges; See: AMENDMENTS Editorial Sun Sentinel

Our expert panel discusses what we’ll confront come this November, and what we can do to make more intelligent decisions and avoid errors to assure we vote for what we want.



Bradette Jepsen

Ms Jepsen is President of the League of Women Voters of Broward County. Among many efforts on behalf of voters, the organization has spearheaded and won numerous legal challenges to ballot language.

Al Massey

For over 40 years, Albert P. Massey, III has been recognized as one of South Florida’s leading lawyers. He was appointed to the State of Florida’s Commission on Ethics in 2005 by Governor Jeb Bush; and in 2007, was unanimously elected Chairman. 

Sen Chris Smith

Sen. Smith’s accomplishments are many. He has been rated by the Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun Sentinel has a top Florida legislator. He has served on the Florida Constitutional Review Commission, and is a key player in the development of ballot language. He has appeared on numerous local and national venues, speaking about the process.


Rosemary O’Hara

Ms O’Hara is a multiple award-winning journalist, the Senior Editor of the Editorial Page team of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. She is a Director of the Association of Opinion Journalists and a four-time juror of the Pulitzer Prizes.


AT: Tower Club, 28th Floor, One Financial Plaza, 100 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

WHEN: Thursday, 10/4/18; doors open at 6:45 a.m.; program begins at 7:30 a.m.; concludes around 9:15 a.m.; free parking for attendees until 10:00 am. COST: No cost for paid members of Tower Forum; non-members: $35 (note: no cost for working media); credit card online, or mail check, payable to Tower Forum, P.O. Box #15041, Plantation, FL 33318. Buffet breakfast included.

We encourage participants to join Tower Forum. While we invite you to attend 2 breakfasts at $35 each, you must join Tower Forum to attend thereafter. Membership is from date of joining through 9 consecutively scheduled breakfasts.

In order for us to provide sufficient breakfast and seating, RSVP’s and advance payments are required, and are non-refundable. Seating is limited.

RSVP’s received after noon, Friday, Sept. 28, cannot be assured a seat.


Please consider joining Tower Forum,
the best venue in Broward for 9 breakfasts
of meaningful, thought-provoking discussion.

Become an active participant and network with community business leaders, professionals and public officials.  Be informed and stimulated by key players regarding hot, current topics which impact you and the community. Enjoy full buffet breakfasts in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious Tower Club. Your membership begins on payment and lasts one year from joining. Submit your information with a credit card on our convenient online Membership Application, or print out the form and postal mail it with your check.

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Lee R. Feldman
President of Tower Forum 2018-19
City Manager, Fort Lauderdale

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Our breakfast location is always downtown at the Tower Club, 28th floor of the Regions Bank Building, (One Financial Plaza) 100 SE Third Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394. Doors open at 6:45 a.m.; program begins at 7:30 a.m.; it concludes around 9:15 a.m. Free parking until 9:30 A.M. at the One Financial Plaza garage, by obtaining receptionist’s stamp on ticket when exiting the breakfast.  The dates of the programs are the first Thursday of every month from Oct., 2018 through June, 2019:  10/4/18, 11/1/18, 12/6/18, 1/3/19, 2/7/19, 3/7/19, 4/4/19, 5/2/19, 6/6/19. The programs are formulated by the Program -Planning Committee, co-chaired by Gerry Angeli (954.981.3333) and Barry Levy (954.554.7270).


Thursday, Oct. 4

Jeff Wolfe, Patrick Harris, Hon. Susan Alspector, Lee Feldman

Steve Einhorn, Bianca Moreiras, Marty Kurtz

Art Pollack, Gerry Angeli, Teri Goldsmith,
Linda Cooke, Ric Green