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Town of Palm Beach Elections: Robert Wildrick Will Not Run For Re-election

Town of Palm Beach Town Councilman Robert Wildrick announced this past Thursday that he will not be running for re-election come the March 15th, 2016 Town of Palm Beach Municipal Election.

Wildrick, who was originally elected in February of 2009, has gone above and beyond expected duties during his time serving on the Town Council. From 2011 to 2014, he served as President Pro Tem and from 2014 to 2015 as President of the Council. Presently, he is an integral member of both the Town’s Public Safety Committee and the Administrative & Personnel Committee.

In his press release statement, Wildrick explained, “This has been one of the best experiences of my life and I have been honored to have this opportunity to serve the town that I love. Palm Beach is a treasure trove of dedicated, talented people whose experience will serve our community well.”

Robert Wildrick Will Not Run For Re-election

Councilman Wildrick attributes his success as a politician to his experience at his former position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jos A. Banks. His reputable business-like approach to fiscal issues and controversial topics throughout his four terms of serving on the Town Council can attest to this fact.

Aside from being a CEO and a politician, Wildrick has been a long- time public servant, which is evidenced by his involvement in numerous organizations. He has been a strong supporter and fundraiser for the Palm Beach Police Foundation and the American Heart Association, on the national board of Goodwill Industries, a member of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital Advisory Board, and on the board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  As a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, he led the campaign to build five scout camps in New York for children with disabilities and served as a Director of Boy Scout organizations in both New York and North Carolina. He is also president of the Robert N. Wildrick Foundation in Palm Beach, which focuses on issues related to children, hunger, human rights, and public safety.

In a closing statement, Wildrick said, “Whatever has been accomplished in the last several years has been a team effort, the product of more than any one person. It has been a pleasure to serve with my fellow Council members.”

There are many rumors circulating as to who might run to fill some of the vacant seats. Such names as Lew Crampton, Marty Klein and David Rosow have been floating around the Town, but so far, neither have filed.


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