2012 Election Special Edition
In Palm Beach County the significant countywide and local races involving African-American candidates were resolved during the primary election, when County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor was re-elected without opposition in the Democratic primary, for example, and Democrat Bobby Powell Jr. also won the District 88 state House seat vacated by the District 27 state Senate bid of Mack Bernard, who is contesting in the courts his slim loss to Jeff Clemons.
Voters will have two county questions on the lengthy ballot: Shall slot machines be authorized within licensed pari-mutuel facilities in Palm Beach County subject to the restrictions of state law?
Also: Shall the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County be authorized to grant, pursuant to s. 3, Article VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses that are expected to create new, full-time jobs in Palm Beach County?
Mangonia Park voters will consider the additional question of a nepotism ban in town hiring.