Tamarac Residents Run for Open Judicial Seats in August

Ilene Lieberman and her grandchildren Niki and Justin

What are the odds that the City of Tamarac has two women who are running for open seats on the judicial bench?

Both Ilene Lieberman and Julie Shapiro-Harris call Tamarac their homes and luckily, these women aren’t running for the same judicial seat.  Lieberman is a candidate for County Court and Shapiro-Harris is a candidate for Circuit Court. Both elections will be held on August 14th.

 Ilene Lieberman

Running for Broward County Court Judge, Seat 6, residents may already be familiar with Ilene Lieberman’s name.  She’s currently the Broward County Commissioner for District One, and has held her seat since 1996 during which she has served as both Vice-Mayor and Mayor of Broward County. Before that, she served as Mayor of Lauderhill for eight years.

Lieberman is a not only a longtime resident, but she is a friend to her community here in Tamarac, and is always accessible to her neighbors. Whenever residents need help, Lieberman is always there to take their calls or their emails.   She always has a rule about answering her emails promptly and knows how to “cut to the chase” and find the right person in Broward County government to solve the problem.  Many residents agree her memory is like a walking rolodex of information that goes back years.

Residents can always find Lieberman attending the neighborhood children’s parties, where she always shows up and brings candy. Although the Mayor  and Commissioner also reside there, it is Lieberman who shows up at the Halloween and Holiday Parties, as well as Egg Hunts to meet the parents and say hello.

With qualifications and experience too lengthy to list, more information can be found at Ileneliebermanforjudge.com

Julie Shapiro-Harris at her campaign kickoff party last December

Julie Shapiro-Harris

Julie Shapiro-Harris is running for Broward County Circuit Court, Seat 19, and currently works as a staff attorney for the Broward County Clerk of Court Domestic Violence Unit where she is part of a division that seeks to protect victims of domestic violence.   She was profiled by Tamarac Talk last December when she announced  she would be running for Circuit Court Judge seat 19.

Born in Miami Beach, Florida, Shapiro-Harris has been living in Tamarac for the past 10 years.  Besides her busy work schedule, she volunteers for the Tamarac Kiwanis, works on crossword puzzles and watches crime shows.

If you would like to find out more about Julie Shapiro-Harris, information can be found at: julieforjudge2012.com

Because of judicial rules about regarding candidates, Lieberman and Shapiro-Harris cannot be interviewed.

Editor’s note:  Shapiro-Harris is currently one of our business card advertisers of this site.  You will find her listing under Local Businesses.  Lieberman’s campaign has contracted our parent company Talk Media Inc. for media work.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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