This Caribbean Immigrant Wants To Be A Miramar Commissioner


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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 18, 2019: The City of Miramar in Broward County, Florida, United States is home to about 122,041 people, many of whom are Caribbean immigrants.

The city’s Mayor is Jamaican American and at least two of its current city commissioners were born in Jamaica. This March 12th, a St. Mary-born Jamaican immigrant and Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force member, hopes he will be the third.

Miramar’s former Parks and Recreation Board member, Leo Gilling, is in the run for Seat 4 on the Miramar City Commission.

Gilling is a small business owner, media personality, educational advocate and writer. He has decades of dedicated community service and over 20 years of business experience in accounting, cost analysis, insurance and hospitality.

He has also served on the Partners for Youth Foundation Board, the Caribbean Maritime University Foundation Board, the Broward Alliance for Caribbean Educators and is a member of the local Kiwanis club.

“I am excited to be qualified as this is the first step in my campaign,” Gilling said when asked about the election. “As a qualified candidate, I look forward to working with my team over the next two months, being victorious and serving the residents and employees of Miramar.”

He is running under the banner: “Let’s Move Forward Together” and lists economic and social development as well as community and culture as his major platform issues.

For more information on Gilling’s campaign, visit