LWV, ACLU To Host Online Forum Featuring Sheriff’s Race

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County and the ACLU of Palm Beach County will host a candidate forum for the office of Palm Beach County Sheriff. The online forum will be held on Monday, July 27 at 7 p.m. and will be carried live on the league’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LWVPBC.

“We will depart somewhat from our normal forum protocol to allow the candidates extended time to outline any plans they have for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in response to widespread national calls for reform,” LWVPBC President Ken Thomas said.

“While one candidate will not be opposed in the primary election, we have invited all three candidates to participate in advance of the primary election on Aug. 18. Remember, early voting begins Aug. 3. This will allow the audience the best basis for comparison of the candidates,” ACLUPBC President Mark Schneider added.

Invited candidates include incumbent Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, PBSO Capt. Lauro Diaz and retired Riviera Beach Police Department Major Alex Freeman. Bradshaw and Freeman will compete in a Democratic primary next month, with the winner facing Diaz, the Republican, in November.