County Commission District 1 Candidate Forum

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Palm Beach County Commission District 1Candidate ForumJoin us for an evening of in-depth discussion of county issues with the three Republican candidates competing to replace term-limited commmissioner Karen Marcus.

Moderated by Tom Boyhan, WJTW FM100.3

June 18, 2012
6:00pm Meet and Greet, 7:00 Program
Abacoa Golf Club
105 Barbados Drive, Jupiter, Florida 33458

Food and Drink Available

The candidates are:

This event is jointly sponsored by:

Jupiter/Tequesta Republican Organization
Palm Beach County Taxpayer Action Board
Palm Beach County Tea Party
Palm Beach Republican Club
Republican Club of the Northern Palm Beaches
Republican Club of the Palm Beaches
Singer Island Civic Association
South Florida 912

This forum has been organized to feature the district one candidates appearing on the August ballot. Gardens Mayor David Levy, also a candidate for the position, is unopposed on the Democrat ticket and will face the eventual winner of this August contest in November.

Join us May 21 at Cha Cha’s

Anne Roberts Memorial Scholarship

Please join us for a fun filled evening with good friends,

tapas and fiesta as we remember our friend Anne Roberts.

Host Committee:

Congressman Mark Foley, retired

State Representative Sharon Merchant, retired

State Representative Frank Messersmith, retired

Commissioner Karen Marcus

Republican State Committeewoman Fran Hancock,

Melissa Nash, President, Republican Club of the Palm Beaches

Dorothy Harper, Chair, Anne Roberts Memorial Scholarship

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cha Cha’s

150 Worth Avenue

Palm Beach, Florida

5:00 pm Private Reception $75.00

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Event $35.00

RSVP by Friday, May 18th

Bette Anne Starkey (561)832-0695 or

The Anne Roberts Memorial Scholarship is available to any Republican undergraduate or graduate student seeking to further their education. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and plan to attend an accredited college. Applicants must be Palm Beach County residents and registered (or pre-registered under 18 years of age) Republicans. Recipients receive $500 annually. ARM currently provides 4 scholarships per calendar year.


A Look at the Candidates for County Office at the Voters Coalition

“Half Baked” Tax Proposal put back in the oven for another year

Pat Rooney Anchors May Lunch

A good crowd of committed Republicans and many candidates for office turned out for the May club meeting featuring State Representative Pat Rooney and a special appearance by Senate candidate Marielena Stuart.

Introduced by Carol Hurst who along with many of us had heard Ms. Stuart’s excellent speech at the Jupiter meeting of the PBC Tea Party, she did not disappoint. Drawing understanding from her background growing up in Castro’s Cuba, Marielena knows Communism and its early stages of socialism like we are seeing today in the US. Casting our politics as a struggle between good and evil, she “takes no prisoners” in her battle against the UN, the dangers of “sustainable development”, and the feckless foreign policy of the Obama administration.

Following Ms. Stuart, Pat Rooney gave us a legislative update of the recently concluded session. He touched on redistricting, which has now passed its court test and been cleared by the Justice Department, and pointed out that the House map was so well done that it was not seriously challenged, although it has made life difficult for many legislators of both parties. In spite of the $1.8B budget shortfall this year, he was still able to get reasonable funding for some of his priorities including beach replenishment, libraries and Everglades restoration. He also assured us that the current House will “stand its ground” to protect the law of that name that has come under fire in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting.

As a special surprise, long time club member Bette Anne Starkey was honored with a birthday cake, and we were treated to a patriotic song by Monique McCall.

Participating in the candidate introductions were: Fran Hancock (state Committeewoman), Tami Donnally (House district 86), Gary Nikolits (Property Appraiser), Melanie Peterson (Senate district 25), Dina Keever (State Attorney), Calvin Turnquest (House district 82), Geoff Summers (Senate district 25), and Brad Gary (Port Commissioner). A surrogate also spoke for Cindy Tindell (state Committeewoman).

Some pictures of the event: