Stephanie Kienzle: Northern exposure

Stephanie Kienzle: Northern exposure
Stephanie Kienzle of Voters Opinion

Blog: Voters Opinion

Alias: None

Age: 54

Primary specialty: Keeping tabs on corrupt politicians in North Miami and North Miami Beach

Last job: Legal assistant for a solo practicing attorney since 1978; she still works for him part-time

Net worth: "My husband and I have about $60,000 in home equity." Kienzle purchased her three-bedroom house in North Miami Beach for $69,000 in 1989. Last year, it had a market value of $93,500.

Criminal record: None

Blog history: At a friend's prodding, Kienzle set her sights in September 2010 on North Miami Beach Mayor Myron Rosner, whom she blasted with hundreds of posts about his petty unethical antics (such as the time he plastered his face on "Happy Holidays" signs before the city's election). The Florida Elections Commission opened an investigation into Rosner after Kienzle bashed him for allegedly accepting free ad space from a city vendor. He finally retaliated after she wrote about his spending hundreds of taxpayer dollars for hotel stays in nearby Hollywood and downtown Miami; he had building inspectors check out "several violations" at Kienzle's house. In the end, she had the last laugh. Rosner lost re-election last May. Now Kienzle is concentrating on exposing Andre Pierre, the mayor in neighboring North Miami.

Why she's No. 7: Any time you can claim the scalp of an incumbent mayor, you're doing a helluva job holding elected officials accountable. She also deserves props for going after politicians even though she is not independently wealthy.

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Dbburu
Dbburu

Hey Steph your on to something with the multiple voter registrations allegedly living under the same roof. In the county wide database i have found 4636 folks all registered at the same address. I accidentally stumbled onto this rather amusing occurrence. I'm trying to figure out how to design a county wide query that would ferret out all such number; , so what's a good cut off number say four, five or more registrations with the same address. The occurrences for both North Miami and NMB would fall out automajically; would probably save you a whole lot of eye strain!.

Stephanie Kienzle
Stephanie Kienzle

I flagged an address with more than three voters with different last names living there. That's a good place to start.

Stephanie Kienzle
Stephanie Kienzle

Sorry, DB, I just saw your post. I'll send you an email with details.

 
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