Tuesday, Aug. 14 is primary election day in Florida. In the lead up to the election, the Town-Crier is offering our opinions on some of the candidates voters will find on the ballot. This week, we make endorsements in the races for Palm Beach County Property Appraiser, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections and the various judicial races on the ballot.
COUNTY COURT RACES — The two contested county court seats offer a choice between candidates with decades of experience on the bench facing highly qualified judicial newcomers. All four would make good judges, but we recommend sticking with experience. In Group 4, incumbent Judge Peter Evans is being challenged by attorney Kenneth Lemoine. Evans has more than 30 years of experience. He has been an advocate for judicial education, victims of DUI and bringing the office up to speed with technology. We would like to see him continue his work. In the Group 6 race, former Judge Edward Garrison is facing Assistant Public Defender Jane Sullivan for an open seat. Both are attractive candidates, but Garrison has the edge. The Town-Crier endorses the re-election of Judge Peter Evans in County Court Group 4 and the election of Edward Garrison in County Court Group 6.