In my career as a school counselor, I taught students to be honest and to respect others. Carlos Beruff never learned these traits.
He lied on his voter registration, claiming to have been born in Cuba instead of Miami. He called the president an animal. He has bullied and called county employees idiots and morons because they refused his plan to destroy mangrove forests in order to dredge a marina.
As a board member at State College of Florida, Beruff forced the college to adopt low bid instead of academic credentials to determine new hires. This will most likely erode the strong academic reputation SCF has earned over the past 50 years.
This carpet-bagger seems to be determined to destroy Manatee County’s natural areas and over-develop our county like Miami.
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I sympathize with parents and teachers who desire to teach children appropriate behavior if Beruff’s actions become acceptable for a U.S. Senator.