Tuesday, February 12, 2019

William Joseph: Candidate for District 4 in City of Lake Worth.

The William Joseph campaign was spotted on the campaign trail recently in the Whispering Palms neighborhood in District 1 (see image below).

The Whispering Palms neighborhood is west of Dixie Hwy., east of I-95, and south of 12th Ave. South to the border with the Town of Lantana. Whispering Palms recently became part of the City’s “Adopt A Street” program. Learn about that at the end of this blog post and more information worth noting:

Please note the municipal elections on March 12th are City-wide. All voters in all four Commission districts will determine the new elected officials in Districts 2 and 4. And whomever is elected on March 12th will serve a three-year term. However, if no one reaches the threshold of 50%  +  one vote in District 4 on March 12th there will be a run-off election between the two highest vote-getters on March 26th.

In District 2 it is challenger Cathy Turk vs. incumbent Commissioner Omari Hardy: the most votes wins.

Two recent developments: District 4 candidate Mr. Joseph was a no-show at the South Palm Park neighborhood assoc. candidate forum last evening. All the other candidates showed up and it was a healthy exchange of ideas. There was no “war of words” which is how some are trying to portray this election season. In fact what is so remarkable this year is how civil things have been when compared to elections in the past.

Stay tuned for videos from last night’s event
later on today.

Here is a Tweet from last evening:

Now back to Mr. Joseph and his campaign
for the District 4 seat.

Joseph is in a packed field. The incumbent is Commissioner Herman Robinson and candidates Tom Copeland and Richard Guercio.

In order Mr. Copeland entered the race first for District 4 in September last year, followed by Joseph in October and then Guercio entered the race last in December. Having four candidates on the ballot this year means there will almost certainly be a run-off election on March 26th.

The election results in March 2017.

Commissioners Omari Hardy and Herman Robinson both won outright avoiding a run-off election:

Note William Joseph ran in the District 2 race in 2017. This year Joseph is running in District 4. With four candidates on the ballot in District 4 this year expect a run-off election on March 26th.

Worth noting is Mr. Joseph was also a no-show last January at the candidate forum held at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Mr. Joseph’s campaign manager will be interested to learn about more candidate forums coming up prior to Election Day on March 12th:

  • Parrot Cove neighborhood on Monday, Feb. 18th, 7:00, at the Beach Club bistro located at the City’s municipal golf course.
  • Bryant Park neighborhood on Monday, Feb. 25th, 6:30, at the Beach Club.
  • Lake Worth Business Committee at the Lake Worth Casino on Thursday, March 7th, at 7:00.

If anyone from the Whispering Palms neighborhood would like to schedule a candidate forum please contact the Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents’ Council (NAPC). Send an email to: napcinfo@gmail.com

Here is a campaign volunteer for William Joseph.

A new sign for “Adopt A Street” sponsored by
New Hope Baptist Church:

“William Joseph for Lake Worth City Commission”: For more information about this candidate in District 4 click on this link.

About the City of Lake Worth’s new “Adopt A Street” program:

One small step for a neighborhood, one giant leap for a city. Congratulations to Whispering Palms neighborhood association for getting the City of Lake Worth to embrace the “Adopt A Street” program, a strategy to encourage residents to keep the streets in their neighborhood clean. We invite you to join this program by contacting the City of Lake Worth’s Public Services Dept.

The Public Services Dept. is located at 1749 3rd Ave. South and is open Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. For more about the Adopt A Street program call Public Services at 561-586-1720, or if you wish, contact your elected representative on City Commission and request to become a part of the Adopt A Street program here in the City of Lake Worth.