How to Ensure Fair Condo or Homeowners Association Board Elections – Inside Story by State Election Monitor Val Lucier
Valmore Lucier served as Chief Election Monitor under Florida’s first Condo Ombudsman, Dr. Virgil Rizzo. The lessons learned can help condo owners across the nation. He takes the reader behind the scenes to share the frustrations, challenges, and oppositions encountered during condo elections and attempts to remove board members. His book describes how condo elections should be conducted – and what boards and individual board members will do to remain in power.
This work is a must-read for anyone who wants to stop board abuse and mismanagement.
The experiences and escapades reported by the author as my Chief Election Monitor influenced the policies and procedures of condo board elections throughout the state of Florida – helping to prevent controversy, manipulation and misconduct.” – Condominium Ombudsman for the State of Florida, Dr. Virgil Rizzo
The integrity of elections in condominium associations has been seriously compromised. Legislative reforms are required to ensure that condo owners have democratic election procedures in place that are firmly enforced. Val Lucier was Chief election Monitor under Florida’s first Condo Ombudsman, Dr. Virgil Rizzo. His book shows what reforms are needed and why. Every legislator and condo board member should study this book carefully.” – Florida State Representative Julio Robaina
“By establishing the Office of the Condominium Ombudsman with election monitors in 2004, Florida legislators took an important step – returning democracy to condo associations and changing unfair board elections into elections with democratic integrity. This book describes how condo elections should be conducted – and what some boards and their attorneys are willing to do to stay in power. It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how to protect condo owners against abuse and mismanagement.” – Jan Bergemann, President, Cyber Citizens for Justice (CCFJ.net