New Mayors For Lake Worth Beach, Lantana: Election Results Here


19 municipalities in Palm Beach County held elections on Tuesday and we have the results.

One of the biggest headlines coming off of the elections is that three longtime incumbents in Lake Worth Beach have lost to challengers.

They include three-term Mayor Pam Triolo, who was defeated by one-time city attorney Betty Resch.

In District 1, Sarah Malega beat incumbent Commissioner Scott Maxwell and incumbent Andy Amoroso fell to challenger Kim Stokes in District 3.

Triolo, Maxwell and Amoroso had all been in office nearly ten years and the other candidates in those races made term limits a big part of the discussions.

In District 2, Carla Blockson, who was appointed late last year to fill the seat left vacant when Omari Hardy won election to the State House of Representatives, finished second to former Commissioner Christopher McVoy. Neither candidate reached 50 percent, so they'll battle again in a run-off on March 23rd.

In Lantana, Mayor David Stewart, who held that position for 21 years, fell to challenger Robert Hagerty, a former police officer.

Delray Beach Mayor Shelly Petrolia won a second term, but it was a close one. She beat Tracy Caruso by just 157 votes.

Commissioners Ryan Boylston and Adam Frankel won their races to stay on the dais.

In Boca Raton, two incumbents will return to the City Council.

Yvette Drucker defeated former councilmember Constance Scott and two other challengers. Drucker was appointed last October to fill the remainder of Jeremy Rodgers' term in Seat C when he was sent overseas with the U.S. Navy.

Incumbent Monica Mayotte was re-elected to Seat D, by defeating challenger Brian Stenberg.

In West Palm Beach, incumbent Joe Peduzzi fended off a challenge by Jonathan Jones to stay on the City Commission in District 4.

In the open seat in District 2, Sickle Cell Foundation CEO Shalonda Warren looked to be on her way to defeat FAU professor Deandre Poole.

In the race to fill the Group 2 seat on the Palm Beach Gardens City Council, left vacant when Maria Marino won election to the Palm Beach County Commission, former council member Marcie Tinsley was leading Rob Nanfro by a 70 to 30 percent margin.

Among the charter amendments on the ballots Tuesday, voters in Boca Raton voted to approve one requiring future city council candidates to have lived in the city for a year. It's currently 30 days.

Another approved charter amendment in Boca Raton will mean candidates will have to get a petition signed by at least 200 people to qualify, rather than simply paying a fee.

Click Here for complete election results.

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