Letter: Elect Fred Pinto Mayor Of RPB

I urge you to please vote for Fred Pinto as Royal Palm Beach mayor.

Let’s go back a bit… In 1998, when Vivian A. Ferrin was appointed to the Royal Palm Beach Village Council, he became the first Jamaican to hold political office in South Florida. It was a tremendous milestone. In 1999, he defended his seat. He won by a landslide, garnering more than 1,700 votes… Mr. Ferrin was a trustworthy councilman who believed in honesty and integrity. The residents of Royal Palm Beach further validated this by reelecting him with an overwhelming majority in 2001.

In 2003, when Mr. Ferrin decided not to run for reelection, he believed in and encouraged Fred Pinto to run for his seat on the council, with his full endorsement. Fred, who had many years of executive-level corporate management experience, won Seat 4 and validated Vivian’s confidence and expectation, serving the residents of Royal Palm Beach brilliantly for the past 13 years.

In 2006, because of the enormous respect the Village of Royal Palm Beach had for him, along with his incredible public service to the community, the Vivian A. Ferrin Memorial Park was named in honor and memory of a great leader.

Today, in 2016, if Vivian Ferrin was still alive, he would be so proud that Fred, also of Caribbean descent, who is tremendously qualified, has continued his legacy with intelligence and integrity. There is no doubt in my mind that he would fully endorse Fred Pinto for mayor of Royal Palm Beach, encouraging him to take this historical step for the village.

I again implore you to come out and vote on March 15. Make history! Vote Fred Pinto for mayor, again, with an overwhelming majority.

Lawrence Logan, Royal Palm Beach