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On Palm Beach County’s Nov. 8, 2016 ballots

Here are the federal, state and local candidates and state and local referendum questions on Palm Beach County’s Nov. 8 ballots:


Donald J. Trump (R)

Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)

Gary Johnson (LPF)

Jill Stein (GRE)

Darrell L. Castle (CPF)

Roque De La Fuente (REF)



Basil Dalack (no party)

Tony Khoury (no party)

Steven Machat (no party)

Patrick Murphy (D)

Bruce Nathan (no party)

Marco Rubio (R) (i)

Paul Stanton (LPF)



District 18

Brian Mast (R)

Randy Perkins (D)

Carla Spalding (no party)


District 20

Alcee L. Hastings (D) (i)

Gary Stein (R)


District 21

Lois Frankel (D) (i)

Paul Spain (R)

W. Michael Trout (no party)


District 22

Ted Deutch (D) (i)

Andrea Leigh McGee (R)



District 25

Bruno Moore (D)

Joe Negron (R) (i)


District 30

Ron Berman (R)

Bobby Powell, Jr. (D) (i)


District 31

Jeff Clemens (D) (i)




District 82

Mary W. Higgins (D)

MaryLynn Magar (R) (i)


District 85

Rick Roth (R)

Robert Simeone (D)


District 86

Laurel S. Bennett (R)

Matt Willhite (D)


District 90

Lori Berman (D) (i)

Artie Lurie (LPF)


District 91

Emily Slosberg  (D)



FLORIDA SUPREME COURT (Merit retention, vote to retain or not retain each justice)

Charles T. Canady

Jorge Labarga

Ricky L. Polston


4th DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL (Merit retention, vote to retain or not retain each judge)

Cory J. Ciklin

Dorian K. Damoorgian

Jonathan D. Gerber

Robert M. Gross

Spencer D. Levine

Melanie G. May


CIRCUIT COURT, GROUP 4 (nonpartisan)

Luis “Lou” Delgado

Gregory Tendrich


COUNTY COURT, GROUP 11 (nonpartisan)

Gregg Lerman 

Dana Marie Santino



District 1

Tony Bennett (R) (i)

Hal R. Valeche (D)


District 3

Sean C. Hogan (no party)

Dave Kerner (D)


District 5

Mary Lou Berger (D) (i)

Taniel Shant (R)


SCHOOL BOARD (nonpartisan)

District 1

Barbara McQuinn

Tom Sutterfield



Seat 1

Craig F. Ehrnst

Dennis R. Frisch (i)


Seat 3

Earl Starkoff (i)

Erin A. Wright



Seat 2

Gary Dunkley (i)

Steve Roberts


Seat 4

Betty Argue

Michelle Damone (i)



Group 2

Matthew Robert Bymaster

Daniel H. Sohn


Group 3

Patricia “Pat” Edmonson

Jesse Jackson

Stephen Joseph Jara (i)


Group 4

Karl Dickey

Rob Long

Dave Self (i)



Group 3

Jean L. Enright (D) (i)

Sonny Maken (no party)



FLORIDA AMENDMENT 1: Rights of electricity consumers regarding solar energy choice

Shall the state constitution be amended to give consumers right to own or lease solar equipment installed on their property to generate electricity for their own use but also to ensure that consumers who do not install solar are not required to subsidize the costs of backup power and electric grid access for those who do?

FLORIDA AMENDMENT 2: Use of marijuana for debilitating medical conditions

Shall the state constitution be amended to allow medical use of marijuana for people with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician? The amendment also would allow caregivers to assist patients’ medical use of marijuana, require the state Department of Health to register and regulate centers that produce and distribute the medical marijuana and issue identification cards to patients and caregivers.

FLORIDA AMENDMENT 3: Homestead exemption for disabled first responders

Shall the state constitution be amended to let the Legislature decide whether to create a complete or partial property tax exemption to first responders who were totally and permanently disabled in the line of duty?

FLORIDA AMENDMENT 5: Homestead exemption for certain senior, low-income, long-term residents; determination of just value

Shall a current property exemption for senior citizens who have a household income of less than $20,000 a year and who have lived in their home for at least 25 years be changed so that, once they qualify, they can keep their tax break even if their home value grows above the $250,000 maximum value to initially qualify? (As before this exemption would apply only in counties or cities where the local government has opted to offer it, and no jurisdiction in Palm Beach County has done that.)

COUNTY-WIDE QUESTION: Palm Beach County district schools, cities and county government infrastructure one-cent sales surtax

Shall the county levy a one-cent-on-the-dollar sales surtax beginning Jan. 1, 2017 and automatically ending on or before Dec. 31, 2026, to be split among the county government, school board and 39 municipalities for improving county and municipal infrastructure, recreational and governmental facilities and for buying school buses and improving school district buildings, equipment, technology and security?


Shall the city adopt an ordinance that would require all city-owned land adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway to be used only for public recreation, public boating access, public streets or city stormwater needs?

LAKE WORTH QUESTION: Bonds for road improvement projects

Shall the city be authorized to issue $40 million in bonds for the exclusive purpose of improving local roadways and eliminating potholes, to be paid off by city property taxes over 30 years?

D - Democratic Party

R - Republican Party

LPF - Libertarian Party

GRE - Green Party

CPF - Constitution Party of Florida

REF - Reform Party

(i) = incumbent

Write-in candidates’ names will not appear on the ballot.

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