Former Broward Condo Boss Lottie Albert’s 100th Birthday Draws Dozens Of Politicians

Former Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth (left), Lottie Albert and State Attorney Mike Satz

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Dec. 7, 2015 – This weekend’s torrential rain didn’t stop dozens of pols from paying tribute to perhaps the last of the original Broward County Democratic condo leaders – Lottie Albert.

It was Lottie’s 100th Birthday Celebration.

At one time, when you mentioned “Lottie” everybody in Democratic politics from Washington to Broward knew you were talking about the politically-potent Lottie Albert. In Democratic circles, she was one of those people who was known by only her first name.

For those of you too young to know her story, here is it in brief:

She moved to the then-new community of Lauderdale Lakes in 1973 with her husband Sol Albert, a retired New York clothier. Sol died in 1991.

Unlike many retirees, Lottie was not content to sit by the pool kibitzing or playing mahjong.  Instead, she plunged into politics, turning her diminutive condo unit in the vote-rich Hawaiian Gardens complex into a political clubhouse.