Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Scorecard: Palm Beach Post editorial board endorsements for election on March 14th, 2017.

Look over the endorsements from The Palm Beach Post editorial board below; check back tomorrow for more thoughts from Yours Truly.

Here is the legend:
  • Highlighted in yellow are Post endorsements for candidates who won.
  • Names in bold red are those who were endorsed by the Post but DID NOT WIN the election.
*  =  Run-off election (3) to be held on March 28th.
†  =  City election (5 total) did not receive an endorsement from the Post editorial board.

Note: Percentages below are rounded off.

The score for the Post editorial board thus far, prior to run-offs: 54%. The picks in Greenacres (0 of 2) and Highland Beach (0 of 3) didn’t help.

Without further ado, the results:

†BELLE GLADE
—Steve B. Wilson (88%) defeated Yousef Muslet

BOCA RATON
—Mayor: Susan Haynie (55%)
—Council Seat A: Scott Singer (71%)
—Council Seat B: Andrea Levine O’Rourke (48%)

*BOYNTON BEACH
—Commission Dist. 2: Mack McCray endorsed by Post (47%), run-off with James “Jim” Devoursney (38%)

DELRAY BEACH
—Commission Seat 2: Jim Chard (56%)
—Commission Seat 4: Shirley Johnson (64%)

GREENACRES
—Mayor: Jonathan G. Pearce (45%); lost to Joel Flores (55%)
—Council Dist. 5, three candidates: Michael Albert (20%); lost to Paula Bousquet (53%)

†GULF STREAM
—Town Commission (vote for 5 candidates out of 7): Winners are Paul A. Lyons, Jr., Scott W. Morgan, Joan K. Orthwein, Thomas M. Stanley, and Donna S. White

HIGHLAND BEACH
—Mayor: Ron Brown (45%); lost to Carl Feldman (55%)
—Commission (3 candidates): Melissa Ebbs (43%); winner is Elyse Riesa (48%)
—Commission: Barry Donaldson (46%); lost to Rhoda Zelniker (54%)

HYPOLUXO
—Mayor: Michael C. Brown (58%)

JUPITER
—Council Dist. 1: Wayne R. Posner (54%)
*—Council Dist. 2: Ben Klug (40%), run-off on 3/28 with Ron DeLaney (49%)
 
LAKE CLARKE SHORES
—Council Group II: Paul R. Shalhoub (64%)

LAKE PARK
—Mayor: Michael O’Rourke (64%)
—Commission: Roger Michaud (45%)

LAKE WORTH
—Commission Dist. 2 (3 candidates): Omari Hardy (51%)
—Commission Dist. 4 (3 candidates): Maryann Polizzi (38%); lost to Herman Robinson (52%)

LANTANA
—Council Group 3: Tom Deringer (50%); lost by 2 votes to Edward Paul Shropshire
—Council Group 4: Philip J. Aridas (57%)

†LOXAHATCHEE GROVES
—David DeMarois (52%) defeated Tom Goltzene

NORTH PALM BEACH
—Council Group 2: Susan Tiedemann Bickel (76%)

OCEAN RIDGE
Commission (vote for 2 in 4 candidate race):
Don Magruder came in first (36%)
Nan Yablong came in third (19%); lost to James A. Bonfiglio (28%)

PALM BEACH GARDENS
—Council Group 1: Mark T. Marciano (66%)
—Council Group 3: Matthew Jay Lane (50%)
*—Council Group 5: Rachelle Litt (37%); in run-off with Joseph R. Russo (34%)

†PALM SPRINGS
—Council District 1: Dawn Marie Cox (55%) defeated Douglas Gunther

ROYAL PALM BEACH
—Council Seat 2: Dave Swift (50%)
—Council Seat 4: Renatta Adan-Espinoza (29%); lost to Jan Rodusky (71%)

†SOUTH BAY
—Seat 3: Taranza McKelvin (52%) defeated Betty Barnard

Use this link to see how the Post editorial board did in the November 2016 elections.

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