Though, due to recent redistricting, my community is no longer in District 6 of the Palm Beach County Commission, I wish to urge all those who do reside in District 6 to vote for Michelle Santamaria to be your next county commissioner.
As a result of Michelle’s many years working as an assistant state attorney and subsequent entrepreneurial years working within the court system, she is aptly qualified to deal with the issues that our county commissioners face. As a lifelong resident of Palm Beach County attending schools in Royal Palm Beach, she is familiar with our area.
Additionally, during my 15 years as CEO of the Palms West Chamber of Commerce, I have observed her, together with her family, working for the betterment of our western communities. As we all know, the Santamaria family’s philanthropic generosity has benefited countless nonprofit organizations within our area.
During these past eight years, our western communities have enjoyed smart growth and economic betterment under the leadership of Jess Santamaria. Let’s continue this pattern and avoid any “Browardization” of our area, plus continue the support of honesty in government by electing Michelle Santamaria as the next Palm Beach County Commissioner for District 6.
Vivian Palmer, Wellington
Editor’s note: Ms. Palmer is the CEO Emeritus of the Palms West Chamber of Commerce.