By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 9, 2015 – Broward’s Supervisor of Elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, is under fire from County Commissioners concerning the SOEs private attorney SOE Burnadette Norris Weeks. EyesOnNews.com has previously posted some stories from RedBroward and BrowardBeat. Both publications have posted several updated stories. We’re sure there will be more articles in the days to come.
Below are excerpts from the postings and a link to the full articles:
Election Office Atty Strikes Back At Criticism
Posted by Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com:
Burnadette Norris-Weeks — the beleagued Elections Office attorney who is embroiled in a fight over her politicking — obviously hasn’t heard the age-old expression: If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Norris-Weeks has lashed out at Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan for daring to criticize her actions — campaigning for candidates at the same time she is supposed to be an impartial Broward Elections Office official.
Ryan’s letter, which kicked off this e-mail brouhaha, is linked here.
Will Broward Elections Lawyer Skip Airport Diversity Conference Sponsored By “Awful & Racist” County Commission?
It’s been a busy week for Broward Supervisor Of Elections private lawyer Burnadette Norris Weeks. First, she attempted to quash all questions regarding her partisan political activities as “awful and racist.” She sent out a mass email urging community support for her plan to keep Broward County Commissioners from asking her boss, Dr. Brenda Snipes to be the “leader” of ethics.
Later this week, Broward County will play host for the 2015 Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) conference at the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Last October, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport honchos wanted nearly one million dollars of public funds to pay for the event. The mission of the Airport Minority Advisory Council is “to promote the inclusion of minorities and women in employment and contracting opportunities throughout the aviation industry.” One woman with big contracting opportunities in the aviation industry is Burnadette Norris Weeks.
Broward Elections Chief & Lawyer Recruiting Candidates For 2016?
The Women of Color Empowerment Conference is actively seeking candidates for the 2016 election. On its South Florida Women of Color social media accounts, the group writes, “Have you ever thought about running for public office but not sure what to do next? Join us for the 2015 Women of Color Empowerment Conference. Hear from a panel of diverse leaders who can serve as guides on your pathway to success. Register today at southfloridawomenofcolor.com.”
It costs $75 to attend the conference. If you do sign up online, you are redirected to a PayPal account page for “Bees Worldwide LLC,” a company managed by Broward Supervisor of Elections attorney Burnadette Norris Weeks. The conference is the brainchild of Norris Weeks. Her boss, Dr. Brenda Snipes serves on the board for the group.