Charlotte Rodstrom stands for fiscal accountability of governmental expenditures, and is a vocal proponent against wasteful spending. While previously serving on the Fort Lauderdale City Commission, she was never afraid to ask the tough questions regarding the ever-expanding administration costs of City government. Charlotte fought for the residents by demanding that any project brought forth by the development community be compatible with the surrounding neighborhoods while keeping the infrastructure needs of the City paramount. As your Commissioner, Charlotte Rodstrom will continue to be a watchdog for your tax dollars and your quality of life, while pushing for a transparent and ethical government.

Charlotte has lived here her entire life and has deep roots in the community. Her father ran for the City Commission in the 1960s, and her husband, a former County Commissioner, served on the City Commission in the 1980s. They have raised three sons: Travis, 41, a local marine industry owner; Wade, 39, a partner in a steel company; John, 32, a local attorney and entrepreneur.

Charlotte previously served Fort Lauderdale as the former Vice Mayor and Commissioner. She was elected three consecutive times from 2006-2012. She manages several of her own rental properties and is a medical billing specialist. Charlotte is the President of the Nurmi Isles HOA and is a member of the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations. She has previously served on:

  • Board of Adjustment
  • Planning and Zoning Board
  • Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Broward Cultural Council
  • Broward Water Resources Task Force Board

In addition to my qualifications, experience, and my stand on financial accountability I will:

  • Fill the vacant police positions immediately, before crime worsens to the detriment of our residents.
  • Ensure that the City has a plan for – and a way to pay for – replacing our aging infrastructure prior to approving development.
  • Rein in city expenditures and more effectively put our tax dollars to work.
  • Work to assure we are a City that tourists can enjoy, while safeguarding our community’s quality of life.
  • Make our local government transparent so that residents are more properly informed of our issues so that they may contribute to the conversation.
  • Always have an open door policy.