Roosevelt McClary III, the first African American Secretary of the Broward Teachers Union, qualified June 19, 2018 as a candidate for City Commission of Lauderdale Lakes, Seat 1. If elected McClary will be one of the youngest Black Elected Officials. He serves as Chief Negotiator for the Education Support Professionals (ESPs), working hand and hand with the Broward County Public School District to ensure better salaries and working conditions to the ESP unit. McClary has supported and spoken at various functions such as Day of Action for Immigrants and Workers’ Justice, Working People’s Day of Action and National Newspaper Publisher Association’s (NNPA’s) Conference aspiring young middle and high school journalists. McClary has also mentored troubled teens on the importance of making the best choices in their lives. He vows to be an example for the young Black generation to follow.