Every registered voter in Palm Beach is eligible to vote in nine
races on the Aug. 14 primary ballot. That’s a change from the
days when primary elections were strictly closed elections for
Republicans and Democrats to select their candidates for a November
Democrats still have five closed primary elections on the August 14
ballot. Republicans have two.
But August elections in Palm Beach County have evolved to also
include important elections for all registered voters.
The Palm Beach Civic Association believes that all civic minded
citizens will want to make informed decisions in the August 14 election.
This voter guide is designed to simplify the election by explaining which
of the races Republicans, Democrats and all Palm Beach voters will be
deciding upon. Profiles of the candidates are inside the guide.
The Palm Beach Civic Association acknowledges with deep appreciation the exceptional life and service of our Chairman Emeritus William M. Guttman who passed away today in New York City.
We are very sad to lose Bill. He was a respected community leader and our friend. We will always be grateful for his positive contribution to the Town of Palm Beach.
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Founded in 1944, the Palm Beach Civic Association is a grassroots volunteer organization of civic-minded individuals dedicated to protecting and enhancing the special quality of life in the Town of Palm Beach:
- Encouraging residents to take an active interest in Town of Palm Beach affairs
- Promoting political responsibility through education and advocacy of public policy
- Supporting local government in its efforts to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of governmental services
Our goal is to encourage informed residents to participate in Town of Palm Beach and Palm Beach County affairs, thereby encouraging local government that is responsive and accountable to residents needs. We seek to address long-term strategic challenges to our quality of life at every level of government: Town, county, state and federal.
To implement our mission and goals, the Civic Association draws on the skills and experience of its members as well as those of recognized experts:
- Follow all Town of Palm Beach meetings
- Study issues of community concern
- Work to educate residents through public forums, meetings, surveys, news, web and publications
- Serve as an available resource for Town officials in assisting them in their decision-making on major issues
The Civic Association is nonpartisan. We sponsor candidate debates, but do not support or oppose any candidate for public office. We take positions on selected local governmental issues, but strive to work in a cooperative and constructive spirit with other civic and public organizations as well as with our Town’s public officials.