BY BUDDY NEVINS
The richest Broward County Commissioner is Suzanne Gunzburger, according to the latest yearly financial disclosure information.
Sue Gunzburger: She’s loaded
Gunzburger reports assets of $4.2 million, split between real estate and investments in stocks and bonds. She values her Hollywood home on South Lake at $801,160.
The commissioner has $587,406 in money market and bank accounts. Her only liability is $535 owed on her credit cards.
The poorest Broward commissioner is Martin “Marty” David Kiar with a net worth of just $82,930. His Davie home is more than $100,000 under water, according to the form.
Browardbeat.com examined the financial disclosures, due July 1 and being processed now by the state, of seven of the nine county commissioners.
Two have not been processed yet – Tim Ryan and Dale Holness.
Here are the net worth of those examined (from rich to poor) for the year ending Dec. 31, 2012:
*Barbara Sharief, $4 million. Sharief’s form lacks an explanation of where that net worth figure is obtained. She lists less than $1 million in a retirement account, real estate and household goods.
*Lois Wexler, $557,773. The biggest asset is her home in the Jacarada Country Club section of Plantation which has a small mortgage.
*John Charles “Chip” LaMarca, $554,264. His biggest asset is his Lighthouse Point home and he lists $197,000 in household goods.
*Stacy Joy Ritter, $139,000. Ritter has a heavily mortgaged Parkland home and $18,540 in an IRA.
*Kristin Jacobs, $110,378. Jacobs has a $312,000 home in northeast Broward with a large mortgage.
Under state law, office holders have great latitude in valuing their real estate. They can value it at the market value used for tax purposes or the fair market value, which is an estimate of what the property would fetch if sold.