Political rookie James D’Loughy is challenging former mayor David Levy, who resigned in November to run for county commissioner, in the March 12 city council race.
D’Loughy, a business attorney, wants to bring more green energy and high-tech jobs to the city. His experience helping small and multinational businesses expand in the private sector qualifies him to make that happen, he said.
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Term: Three years
Salary: $25,270 annually
Personal: 48, Lives in Frenchman’s Reserve. Married, three children.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, political science and business, Florida Southern College; Law degree, Mercer University, Macon, Ga.; Masters business law, University of the Pacific, Stockton, Cal., and University of Salzburg, Austria
Professional: Self-employed business attorney. Founder of AdvisorLaw.
Political: First time running for elected office.
Issues: Opposes a city-sponsored bond issue to buy Vavrus property to keep it a water-catchment area; Supports merit raises for city employees; Supports limiting council members to two three-year terms; Opposes granting property tax exemptions to FPL when they open corporate campus off PGA Boulevard.
Personal: 52, lives off Holly Drive, Married, two children.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Geology, Florida State University; Masters, Geological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Professional: Environmental consultant. Owner of Southeast Remediation Technology and Risk Management Services.
Political: Elected to Palm Beach Gardens council in 2004, 2007 and 2010. Mayor 2010-2012. Resigned in 2012 to run for Palm Beach County Commission. Lost to Hal Valeche.
Issues: Supports bond issue to buy Vavrus property to keep it a water-catchment area; Supports cost-of-living raises for city employees; Supports limiting council members to five three-year terms; Opposes granting property tax exemptions to FPL when they open corporate campus off PGA Boulevard.