On the March 13 ballot in Palm Beach County

Updated March 07, 2018
Know Your March 13 candidates

Here are the candidates and ballot questions for 22 cities with elections on Tuesday, March 13, in Palm Beach County. Overseas and military absentee ballots were mailed Jan. 26, and other absentee ballots for inside the United States were mailed Feb. 13. There is no early voting period for municipal elections.

» READ: Know Your Candidates guide to the March 13 municipal elections

Atlantis Council

GROUP 1

Keller Lanahan

Lauri Melear

GROUP 3

Allan Kaulbach

David Kintz

GROUP 5

Catherine Higgins

Paul Mozen

Boca Raton Council

SEAT C

Jeremy Rodgers

Kim Do

SEAT D

Monica Mayotte

Armand Grossman

Paul G. Preste

Belle Glade Commission

SEAT C

Hope Christler-Jackson

Larry Underwood

SEAT D

Robert C. Mitchell

Mary Ross Wilkerson

SEAT E

Kevin A. Brown

Johnny Burroughs Jr

Damita “Doe” Dowers

Delray Beach Commission

SEAT 1

Richard Alteus

Eric Camacho

Adam Frankel

SEAT 3

Ryan Boylston

Mitchell Katz

SEAT 5 (Mayor)

Jim Chard

Shelly Petrolia

Greenacres Council

DISTRICT 3

Judy Dugo

Brian L. Willever

DISTRICT 4

Jonathan Pearce

Anderson Thelusme

BALLOT QUESTION 1

Shall the Greenacres city charter be amended to provide that the term of office for mayor and council members be changed from two years in length to four years, effective March 13, 2018?

BALLOT QUESTION 2

Shall the city charter be amended to allow the city council to appoint a council member to fill the mayor’s seat in event of a vacancy and to provide that if no council member wants to surrender his or her council seat to serve as mayor, then the deputy mayor will serve as mayor pro-tem until the next election?

BALLOT QUESTION 3

Shall the city charter be amended to require that the council fill a vacancy on the council with a temporary appointment, who will serve until the next election, with that time period not counting toward future term limits?

BALLOT QUESTION 4

Shall the charter be amended to set term limits of three consecutive terms for the mayor as mayor and three consecutive terms for a council member as council member?

BALLOT QUESTION 5

Shall the charter be amended to provide that neither the city’s fire department or its police department may be outsourced in the future without approval of the voters?

BALLOT QUESTION 6

Shall the charter be amended to provide that the city manager and city attorney are hired and fired by the “full Council” defined as the Mayor and the Council?

Haverhill Council

SEAT 2

Miguel Castillo de Fuentes

Daniel H. Sohn

Highland Beach Commission

VICE MAYOR/COMMISSIONER

Alysen Africano-Nila

Bill Weitz

COMMISSIONER

Carl Lee Gehman

Peggy Gossett-Seidman

George Kelvin

John Ross

BALLOT QUESTION

May the town spend up to $2.1 million in property taxes on streetscape improvements including a new walk path, upgraded signage, landscaping and lighting?

Juno Beach Council

SEAT 2

Michele Greene

Stuart Katz

Lake Worth Commission

MAYOR

Drew A. Martin

Pam Triolo

DISTRICT 1

Sarah Parr Malega

Scott Maxwell

Loxahatchee Groves Council

SEAT 1

Ronald D. Jarriel Sr.

Phillis M. Maniglia

Neil O’Neal III

North Palm Beach Council

GROUP 1

Bob Gebbia

Deborah Searcy

GROUP 5

Pride Grinn

Mark Mullinix

Ocean Ridge Commission

COMMISSIONER (vote for two)

Gail Adams Aaskov

Philip Besler

Kristine de Haseth

Pahokee Commission

GROUP 1

Benny L. Everett III

Nathaniel Holmes

GROUP 2

Felisia Hill

Sara Perez

BALLOT QUESTION

Shall the city charter be amended to require that the vice mayor be appointed by the sitting commissioners at the first regular meeting in April each year?

Palm Beach Council

GROUP 1

Lew Crampton

Harris S. Fried

Palm Beach Gardens Ballot Questions

Note: A Palm Beach County judge on March 2 threw out the first two ballot questions on the Palm Beach Gardens ballot. Because ballots had already been printed, those questions will remain on the ballots but votes for those questions will not be counted.

QUESTION 3

Shall the charter be amended to say term-limited council members must be out of office for three years prior to being re-elected, meaning that they may not run for the council again until the second regularly scheduled city election after they leave office.

QUESTION 4

Shall the charter be amended to establish that council elections can be won by a plurality vote rather than the now-required majority vote, eliminating the need for runoff elections because the candidate receiving the highest number of votes for a seat would be elected?

ANNEXATION REFERENDUM

Shall Palm Beach Gardens annex the unincorporated neighborhoods of Bay Hill Estates, the Preserve at Bay Hill Estates, and Rustic Lakes? (Only voters in the area proposed for annexation will vote on this question; a majority of them must approve for the annexation to pass.)

Riviera Beach Council

DISTRICT 2

Keith Golden

KaShamba L. Miller-Anderson

DISTRICT 4

Julia Botel

Dawn S. Pardo

Royal Palm Beach Council

MAYOR

Fred Pinto

Martha Webster

GROUP 3

Sam Roman

Selena Smith

South Bay Commission

SEAT 2

Barbara Ann King

Joe Kyles

SEAT 4

Betty Barnard

Shanique Scott

South Palm Beach Council

COUNCIL (vote for three)

Robert Gottlieb

Stella G. Jordan

C.W. “Bill” LeRoy

Mary Alessandra Hall

Kevin M. Hall

Ray McMillan

Tequesta Council

SEAT 3

Laurie Brandon

Steve Okun

SEAT 5

Frank D’Ambra III

Kristi Johnson

Wellington Council

SEAT 2

Frank J. Ferrano

Tanya Siskind

SEAT 3

John McGovern

Bart Novack

West Palm Beach Commission

DISTRICT 1

Kelly Shoaf

Martina Tate Walker

DISTRICT 5

Christina D’Elosua Lambert

Sharon “Shanon” Materio