If you live, work or play anywhere in Palm Beach County, the Andrew Schaller Campaign is important to you. All seven County Commissioners vote on all County issues. Four or more commission votes for or against any item approves or denies each and every Palm Beach County commission item. Everyone in Palm Beach County is effected by the decisions of the Board of County Commissioners
The rule of thumb is “Just count to four” and you have determined the impact upon all 1.3 million Palm Beach County residents.
Palm Beach County is divided into seven districts. Andrew Schaller is running for County Commission, District 6 which basically runs from Northlake Boulevard, south along Florida’s Turnpike to Lake Worth Road, and west to the Martin County boarder and south to the Broward County boarder. The district is nearly 1600 square miles and larger than the State of Rhode Island.
District 6 includes properties with addresses of West Palm Beach, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Loxahatchee Groves, Belle Glade, Pahokee, Canal Point, South Bay and the surrounding areas. The District 6 commissioner must gain the support of at least three other commissioners to effect the goals for the district and to make the positive impact the residents need and deserve.
District 6 has not had our commissioner lead the Board of County Commissioners for the last two commission terms.
The Board Chair, now called the Mayor, is responsible for conducting the Commission meetings. As the Mayor, a commissioner has a great deal of latitude when it comes to items before the Board. Commissioners vote amongst themselves to determine the Mayor and Vice Mayor for the year. A rotation of commissioners, each having a turn at board leadership, is the traditional way the Mayor is determined. A commissioner who has not earned the respect and trust to lead the County from the rest of the Board will not be chosen as the Mayor and that commissioner’s district is definitely impacted.
Palm Beach County deserves the best and most qualified leadership in our government. Andrew Schaller is the best choice for Palm Beach County and District 6.