No change will come to the West Palm Beach City Commission this year.
The March 11 election will not take place; Tuesday’s noon deadline came and went with no one qualifying to challenge incumbent commissioners Sylvia Moffett, Shanon Materio and Kimberly Mitchell.
“I”m thrilled. I’m honored,” said Mitchell, who was elected in 2002 and reelected each year since, including 2012, when she also had no opposition. “I would hope that the majority of people are happy with the work that I’m doing.”
“I’m humbled,” Materio said. “I’m very excited to continue working for the citizens who elected me.”
Materio was appointed in 2012 when Bill Moss died two weeks after being re-elected for a seventh term, but before being sworn into office. Materio was elected outright to a one-year term in March 2013.
Moffett did not return calls Tuesday.
She was appointed in 2011 after Commissioner Molly Douglas resigned to run for mayor. She won the seat outright in March 2012.
Moffett’s district covers the northern end of West Palm Beach between Interstate 95 and the Intracoastal Waterway, with the President Country Club and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard as its southern boundary. Materio represents the southern end of the city, with most of her district between Okeechobee Boulevard and the Lake Worth border between I-95 and Dixie Highway. And Mitchell’s district covers much of the downtown area and Flagler Drive from Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard to Lakewood Road.
The seats of commissioners Keith James and Isaac “Ike” Robinson, along with Mayor Jeri Muoio, come up in 2015.