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No Election Needed for the Town of Palm Beach

On Thursday at 7pm, the 104th town caucus of the Town of Palm Beach took place in the Town Chambers at Town Hall. We know, that’s a lot of use of the word Town in one sentence. 

The general consensus among Palm Beach Islanders was that this year’s caucus had the lowest turnout of residents in years. This was possibly due to the fact that all of the candidates running for this cycle were supposed to go unopposed. The residents who speculated this were right, there will be no election needed for the Town of Palm Beach in 2016.

No Election Needed for the Town of Palm Beach

This cycle’s nominated candidates are as follows:

For the Group 1 Seat, Richard Kleid will be the only one running and he will be running as an incumbent. He was nominated by three residents, one being his wife. His nominators all described Kleid as being extremely dedicated to the Town and knowledgeable about its issues, and their words were correct. He has attended all of the council meetings and as many committee meetings as he possibly can.

Margaret (Maggie) Zeidman will be running (unopposed) for the Group 2 Seat. Maggie, although she does not have any prior, real political experience, has been praised for her career as a nurse. Many residents are probably equally perplexed as to how this qualifies someone to run a town, but that didn’t seem to interest anyone to run against her. At Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, she was responsible for managing over 450 nursing personnel in the cardiac unit. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

Finally, running without opposition for the Group 3 Seat is Barbara (Bobbie) Lindsay. Her nominators explained that she “grew up here, loves the ocean, and is concerned about our sea line” among other things. Bobbie lives on the North End of the Island with her husband and son. She has “deep knowledge of how the town works and has experience in the private business sector.” She is a member of the Florida Wildlife Federation and the Palm Beach Garden Club and the leader of the Save Our Inlet Coalition.

The election formalities will be held on March 15, 2015.

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