Editorial: Endorsements for primary elections

Here are The Palm Beach Post Editorial Board’s political candidate endorsements for the Aug. 28 primary, and judicial, school board, county commission and Boca Raton special elections.

We arrived at our endorsements after interviewing the candidates, studying their records and weighing their merits against those of their competitors.

Some candidates declined to meet with us or their schedules didn’t permit it; in those cases, we made no endorsement.

Early voting is already underway for the Tuesday primary. At stake is the chance to choose party nominees in the November general election for state and federal offices, and to fill several local positions.

To read the editorials that explain the reasoning behind our choices, go online to www.MyPalmBeachPost.com/2018-endorsements.


Florida Governor

Democrats: Gwen Graham

Republicans: No endorsement


Florida Attorney General

Democrats: Sean Shaw

Republicans: Ashley Moody


Florida Commissioner of Agriculture

Democrat: Nicole “Nikki” Fried

Republican: Denise Grimsley


U.S. House of Representatives

District 18

Democrats: Lauren Baer

Republicans: Brian Mast

District 20

Democrats: Alcee Hastings

District 22

Democrats: Ted Deutch

Republicans: Eddison Walters


Florida House of Representatives

District 81

Democrats: Tina Polsky

District 87

Democrats: David Silvers

District 89

Democrats: James Bonfiglio

Republicans: Matt Spritz


Florida Senate

District 25

Republicans: Belinda Keiser

District 30

Democrats: Bobby Powell


Palm Beach County Commission

Seat 2

Democrats: Gregg Weiss


Palm Beach County Circuit Judge

Group 13: Alcolya St. Juste

Group 18: Maxine D. Cheesman

Group 25: Henry Quinn Johnson


Palm Beach County Court Judge

Group 4: Allegra Fung

Group 5: Richard Llerena


Palm Beach County School Board

District 7: Debra Robinson


Port of Palm Beach

Group 5: Scott Holtz


Boca Raton

Mayor: Scott Singer

City Council, Seat A: Andy Thomson

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