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Does Mayoral Candidate Steve Berke Live In Miami Beach?

Steve Berke is running for mayor of Miami Beach, but it isn’t clear if he meets residency requirements.

Berke posted a video to his Youtube channel on Wednesday in which he is standing on a graffiti-covered balcony at The Charter Club, a condominium building in the city of Miami. Property records show that Berke purchased a Charter Club penthouse unit in 2005. The county appraiser does not list any property under Berke’s name in Miami Beach.

Perhaps ironically, the lyrics of the video allude to the fact that Berke is not actually in Miami Beach, reading ‘Miami Beach is where I want to be, won’t you take me?’

 

 

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Steve Berke
Haha, this is hilarious. Is that all you guys got on me? I must have Levine and Gongora running scared! Yes, I own a condo at the Charter Club. Yes, I had the balcony painted by an artist for this video. In fact, I’ve filmed many of my videos at the Charter Club. I also believe my opponent, Mr. Gongora, owns a condo in the Charter Club as well. But just because the county appraiser doesn’t list any property under my name in Miami Beach doesn’t mean that I don’t live here, it just means that I don’t own property here. I lease an apartment in Miami Beach (at Octagon Towers), and you are welcome to come over at any time and even meet my roommates. Also, feel free to ask the Octagon Towers’ valet parking/security how long I’ve been living here. I have nothing to hide. In fact, you can even come to my Charter Club condo and check it out. I use it as a production studio and office, and I’ve done multiple local news interviews there over the past few weeks. So, if you guys want to put out an attack piece on me, I suggest you… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous

so you own a penthouse overlooking the bay in miami but choose to live in a crappy south beach apartment with roommates?

Steve Berke

My apartment in South Beach is nicer than the Charter Club condo. I lease the Charter Club apartment. It is my investment property.

Mr. Gumsandals

Stevie boy better live in Miami Beach because I’m planning on voting for him. He’s the most refreshing thing to come down Ocean Drive in decades. He’s got more vision and guts than all of those boring, humorless fat cats in office and possibly any of those running for a seat in city hall. The last thing I want to hear is that granny Mattie Bower and her gang of do-nothings having read this post think they can throttle the upcoming election by throwing a frivolous lawsuit into the mix challenging Berke’s residency.

Anon
Anon
Oh please. We heard this SAME Charter Club argument against GONGORA years ago. Get your facts straight. It doesn’t take a millionaire to live in an apartment in Miami Beach. More smoke and mirrors designed to cloud the issues. And…as for the developer…I’ll cut and paste from Philip Levine’s OWN mayoral race qualifying documents (submitted by HIM. Notice how many properties he OWNS in MIAMI: FORM 1 – STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL INTERESTS LEVINE, PHILIP LOUIS PART C — REAL PROPERTY LOCATION 1 DESCRIPTION 1425 N. View Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140 1930 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 1919 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 1929 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 100017th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33138 1900 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 1916 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 1787 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 1935 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 960 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 930 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 2237 NW 1 Place, Miami, FL 33127 2200 NW 1 Place, Miami, FL 33127 2215 NW 1 Place, Miami, FL 33127 175 NW 22 Street, Miami, FL 33127 170 NW 23 Street, Miami, FL 33127 63 NW 27 Street, Miami,… Read more »
Jack
Jack

I can see why he will need sky condolas to take him bck and forth. Go Steve!

Fordicus
Fordicus

Two years ago Steve Berke lived with his grandmother. Now he has roommates and is ready to be mayor! jaja

Come licuar
Come licuar

Has this guy ever really had a JOB? Sure he was on a TV show ten years ago and more than that went to pretty good college and was a tennis player… But what has he been doing the past ten years other than telling a few bad jokes, making an *ss of himself getting kicked off a Comedy Central show, being dumped for someone who is famous somewhere other than his own mind and dropping names like their hot? What you have here is a shamelessly self-promoting trust fund baby who has never really done much of anything. maybe there aren’t many choices in Miami Beach but choose someone who has some practical skills. You think the attorneys and CPA’s on the commission who actually wake up and go to work in the morning are going to take this guy seriously? Why should anyone?

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2013/10/ill-see-your-bill-clinton-and-raise-you-one-richard-branson.html#storylink=cpy

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