Palm Beach County candidate’s answers from Boca Raton forum

Last night, July 8, 2014, several candidates for elective office met the Boca Raton group of the Palm Beach County Tea Party for a candidate forum. Two candidates for Florida’s U.S. House District 22 were there along with candidates for the Palm Beach County Commission, Palm Beach County School Board District 3, along with Florida Senate incumbent Maria Sachs who stayed for twenty minutes. There were approximately 35 people in the audience to listen to the candidate’s answers to over 15 questions and this was not a debate, however a candidate forum. Palm Beach County Tea Party President and Co-Founder Mel Grossman and his team did a great job hosting the forum.

 

SEE HOW THE CANDIDATES ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS.

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Palm Beach County candidate's answers from Boca Raton forum

Last night, July 8, 2014, several candidates for elective office met the Boca Raton group of the Palm Beach County Tea Party for a candidate forum. Two candidates for Florida’s U.S. House District 22 were there along with candidates for the Palm Beach County Commission, Palm Beach County School Board District 3, along with Florida Senate incumbent Maria Sachs who stayed for twenty minutes. There were approximately 35 people in the audience to listen to the candidate’s answers to over 15 questions and this was not a debate, however a candidate forum. Palm Beach County Tea Party President and Co-Founder Mel Grossman and his team did a great job hosting the forum.

 

SEE HOW THE CANDIDATES ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS.

Libertarians on the Palm Beach County ballot

Qualification to be on the November General Election ballot ended yesterday, June 20, 2014 at noon. Since most media will not inform the public as to the libertarian candidates that Palm Beach County voters will see on their November ballot, we thought we’d do that here. The following qualified candidates may or may not be Libertarian Party ‘branded’ candidates, yet they at least have libertarian-leanings.

See who those candidates are here.

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Libertarian candidate blasts county moratorium on pain clinics

From today’s Palm Beach Post, Post on Politics by George Bennett  http://www.postonpolitics.com/2009/12/libertarian-candidate-blasts-county-moratorium-on-pain-clinics/

Our Jennifer Sorentrue reports that Palm Beach County commissioners this morning approved a one-year moratorium on approving new pain-management clinics amid concerns that drugs are being dispensed with insufficient controls.

A recent Palm Beach Post investigation found that more than 30 such clinics have opened in the county since 2007. Among the people running pain businesses are convicted drug dealers, serial criminals and former addicts, according to a review of county, state and federal records.

Libertarian commission candidate Karl Dickey blasted this morning’s 6-0 vote, saying commissioners are “punishing the many for the actions of a few. Whereas we understand some pain-management clinics have abused the system, it is outrageous for the county government to ban the ability of legitimate clinics from opening.”

Dickey is the only announced challenger to Republican Commissioner Steven Abrams.

Read the rest via Libertarian candidate blasts county moratorium on pain clinics.

Prominent Fort Lauderdale law firm investigates founding partner Scott Rothstein — South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

Prominent Fort Lauderdale law firm investigates founding partner Scott Rothstein — South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

Palm Beach County Commissioner, Steven Abrams, is a partner at this law firm and I am confident Mr. Abrams has not been involved in anything nefarious.

Although an opponent in the race for the 2010 district 4 Palm Beach County Commission position, I wish Mr. Abrams the very best during this difficult episode in his life.

-Karl Dickey

Ritzy trip? It's no day at beach for poor officials

Ritzy trip? It’s no day at beach for poor officials

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By Frank Cerabino

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My heart goes out to the Palm Beach County commissioners who have slogged across the state to do the public’s business at a luxury resort on Marco Island.

It’s not as easy at it seems.

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You have to get up every morning at a beachfront resort, pull yourself away from the buffet, avert your eyes from the 18-hole golf course, sidestep the spa, and head to a meeting room for a discussion of plebeian topics, such as public transportation or homelessness.

It’s enough to drive you back to your room for the scented soap and the mini-bar.

How easy can it be to focus on the homeless when you’re staying in a resort that asks, “Searching for Paradise?”

Not ideal. Certainly, the fact that taxpayers are ponying up about $10,000 to help pay for the trip to the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort comes as some solace.

But it’s a true test of public service, and I’m not talking about the champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries that come with the resort’s “escape romance” package.

They deserve a break, and a tan

This is no escape for our public servants. It wasn’t their idea to take time out from the daily task of finding ways to lay off county workers and grind out a few dollars from an overstretched budget.

They’re just part of a Florida Association of Counties gathering. And so it’s only fitting that four of our commissioners and some staffers show up.

After all, one of the seminars is on “honest services and public integrity.” Not having Palm Beach County public officials at that discussion would be like holding a steroids chat without the teammates of Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and Barry Bonds.

So I applaud them. It took a great deal of courage for our county commissioners to go to this conference, knowing full well that they’d be criticized by commission hopefuls such as Karl Dickey, who has suggested checking them for tan lines when they return.

I mean, c’mon, Karl. Some of that tanning will certainly be warranted. A golf outing is actually part of the schedule, and there may be some accidental tanning during the early moments of the sunset dinner cruise.

Fertile ground for ideas

I think you just need to trust that our commissioners are working hard, instead of imagining the worst, which would be that Commissioners Jeff Koons, Karen Marcus, Steve Abrams and Shelley Vana are there to take advantage of the resort’s “fertile turtle package” – a pituitary gland-stimulating couples massage combined with fertility-promoting aromatherapy and a “special offer for couples who actually conceive during their visit.”

Ugh. Now look what you made me do: Ruin everybody’s breakfast.

Are you happy? All this distrust of your public officials has led to a visual that will take hours to erase.

So just take a few deep breaths. Calm down. It’s no big deal. Our commissioners are just learning how to get by in these tough times by spending a few days at a beachfront resort in Southwest Florida.

It’s not as if they’ve disappeared to Argentina.

Ritzy trip? It’s no day at beach for poor officials

Ritzy trip? It’s no day at beach for poor officials

Shared via AddThis

By Frank Cerabino

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My heart goes out to the Palm Beach County commissioners who have slogged across the state to do the public’s business at a luxury resort on Marco Island.

It’s not as easy at it seems.

More local news
Latest breaking news, photos and all of today’s Post stories.City Pulse
On the beat,
behind the agenda: Post reporters cover your area in City Pulse.

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–> <!– Sound off in the forum
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You have to get up every morning at a beachfront resort, pull yourself away from the buffet, avert your eyes from the 18-hole golf course, sidestep the spa, and head to a meeting room for a discussion of plebeian topics, such as public transportation or homelessness.

It’s enough to drive you back to your room for the scented soap and the mini-bar.

How easy can it be to focus on the homeless when you’re staying in a resort that asks, “Searching for Paradise?”

Not ideal. Certainly, the fact that taxpayers are ponying up about $10,000 to help pay for the trip to the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort comes as some solace.

But it’s a true test of public service, and I’m not talking about the champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries that come with the resort’s “escape romance” package.

They deserve a break, and a tan

This is no escape for our public servants. It wasn’t their idea to take time out from the daily task of finding ways to lay off county workers and grind out a few dollars from an overstretched budget.

They’re just part of a Florida Association of Counties gathering. And so it’s only fitting that four of our commissioners and some staffers show up.

After all, one of the seminars is on “honest services and public integrity.” Not having Palm Beach County public officials at that discussion would be like holding a steroids chat without the teammates of Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and Barry Bonds.

So I applaud them. It took a great deal of courage for our county commissioners to go to this conference, knowing full well that they’d be criticized by commission hopefuls such as Karl Dickey, who has suggested checking them for tan lines when they return.

I mean, c’mon, Karl. Some of that tanning will certainly be warranted. A golf outing is actually part of the schedule, and there may be some accidental tanning during the early moments of the sunset dinner cruise.

Fertile ground for ideas

I think you just need to trust that our commissioners are working hard, instead of imagining the worst, which would be that Commissioners Jeff Koons, Karen Marcus, Steve Abrams and Shelley Vana are there to take advantage of the resort’s “fertile turtle package” – a pituitary gland-stimulating couples massage combined with fertility-promoting aromatherapy and a “special offer for couples who actually conceive during their visit.”

Ugh. Now look what you made me do: Ruin everybody’s breakfast.

Are you happy? All this distrust of your public officials has led to a visual that will take hours to erase.

So just take a few deep breaths. Calm down. It’s no big deal. Our commissioners are just learning how to get by in these tough times by spending a few days at a beachfront resort in Southwest Florida.

It’s not as if they’ve disappeared to Argentina.