Read the latest Sally Swartz column on Martin politicsAugust 13th, 2010 by Post Staff
As Martin County gears up for the Aug. 24 primary election, Palm Beach Post Opinion columnist Sally Swartz attended a candidate forum that featured those running for the county commission as well as the non-partisan school board.Sally notes that: “In Martin County, where politeness usually prevails and none of the politicians are in prison yet, candidate forums are more entertaining than anything on summer TV. A Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce spokesman set the tone at a chamber-sponsored forum in a neighborhood church bingo hall, hoping for a meeting that’s ‘happy, snappy; not crappy.’
“The forum bans political signs. So several women wear T-shirts supporting Amendment 4, the Hometown Democracy proposition that would let residents vote on changes to county growth plans. The chamber and most business groups oppose the Amendment.”
To read Sally’s full column (and learn the identity of the candidate in the picture) click on this link.