Yesterday, Delray Beach voters went to the polls to elect candidates for two city council positions while also answering a question changing the city's charter as to how the council votes. No libertarian was in the race, however the Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County is working to recruit candidates for future elections in the city.
Al Jacquet ran a close race against Chris Davey winning by only 265 votes. Jacquet retains his seat number 2 on the Delray Beach City Council with 49.78% of the 6,487 votes cast in the race while Davey received 45.69% and Rick Burgess received 4.53% of the votes.
Jordana Jarjura earned a comfortable lead over incumbent Angie Gray. While Gray refused to answer our column's eight questions for the candidates, Jarjura did so with intelligence. Nor did opponents Pamela Brinson and Victor Kirson answer the questions posed them. We'll leave it to the readers to determine if answering the questions propelled Jarjura into the winning column in the Seat 4 race. Jarjura received just shy of 51% of the vote total with Gary receiving almost 41%, Brinson 4.69% and Kirson 3.52%. There were a total of 5,438 votes cast in the race.
Lastly, there was a question for Delray Beach voters to decide which read:
THE CHARTER CURRENTLY REQUIRES THREE CONCURRING VOTES TO TAKE ACTION ON AN ITEM. UNDER THE PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT, THE AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF THREE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION WOULD BE REQUIRED TO TAKE ACTION ON AN ITEM, EXCEPT IN THE EVENT THAT, BECAUSE OF A VACANCY OR REQUIRED VOTING ABSTENTION,
THERE ARE LESS THAN THREE MEMBERS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE, IN WHICH CASE THE REMAINING MEMBER(S) MAY APPROVE THE ITEM BY UNANIMOUS VOTE.
SHALL THE CHARTER AMENDMENT BE ADOPTED?"
The charter change was adopted with a 55.55% to 44.45% majority with a total of 5,438 votes cast on the question.