Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It’s still just Silly Season and there are five already!

UPDATE: Another one has thrown a
hat into the ring!

Another candidate, this one to try and defeat Commissioner Amoroso in the elections next year. Who is it? We don’t know yet. Stay tuned.

What is Silly Season? It’s the time period prior to the Official Qualifying Period (explained below).

Election Day in the City of Lake Worth is March 13th, 2018. So far, here is who is running:

  • For mayor: Mayor Pam Triolo.
  • For commissioner, District 1: Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell, Sarah Malega.
  • For commissioner, District 3: Commissioner (and Vice Mayor Pro Tem) Andy Amoroso, ■■■ ■■■■■■■■■■.
To learn more, or to declare your intention to run for an elected seat, contact the City Clerk (561-586-1662; office hours Monday–Friday, 8:00–5:00).

To actually get your name on the ballot you have to wait for the Qualifying Period (Nov. 28th–Dec. 12th). However, some decide to declare their intention early on to begin raising money, organize a campaign staff, and gain “name recognition”, which is very important.

For a little light-heartedness, and for those of you who are new residents to this little “vibrant” City of Lake Worth, let’s take a stroll down memory lane:

“It’s a bit of an oxymoron to be an Anarchist elected official, and there’s a lot of contradictions to it.”
—Quote by Cara Jennings (watch video below).

Cara Jennings was a District 2 commissioner from 2006–2010. Jennings’ hand-picked successor was Chris McVoy, PhD (2010–2017). Omari Hardy, now Commissioner Hardy, defeated McVoy in March of this year.

Enjoy Jennings’ talk about her time as an “Anarchist elected official” after a brief introduction by The Obtuse Blogger (TOB):

It was TOB — you know, the self-described ‘conservative blogger’ — who campaigned for and supported another Anarchist who ran against Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell in 2016. Do you remember Ryan Hartman?

“By the end of the campaign, they [press/media] refused to even call me for interviews (in fact, [Post reporter] Kevin Thompson lied in two of his articles about trying to contact me). Two days before the election, the majority of my ‘team’ dropped me like a bad habit to focus on another challenger.”
Excerpt from Hartman’s concession message, March 2016. 

Get ready everyone! Will we be in for another bumpy ride? “Stay tuned” as they say.