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Day 63: When will Crist make PBCo commission appointment?

by George Bennett | July 2nd, 2009

Today is the 63rd day that residents of Palm Beach County commission District 7 have gone without a commissioner. Former commissioner Addie Greene’s last day was April 30. She cited health concerns in stepping down.

Gov. Charlie Crist will appoint a replacement to fill Greene’s seat through November 2010. He has interviewed four finalists for the job: Riviera Beach Councilwoman Billie Brooks, retired educator Vincent Goodman, businessman Randy Johnson and state Rep. Priscilla Taylor, D-West Palm Beach.

It took Crist 64 days to name a replacement for former commissioner Mary McCarty, who resigned Jan. 8 under a federal corruption probe. Crist named Steven Abrams to the seat on March 13.

In 2007, when Warren Newell resigned from the commission under a federal corruption probe, Crist needed 31 days to name Bob Kanjian as his replacement.

While Greene’s seat has been vacant for nine weeks, she announced her intention to resign in early March and Crist interviewed the four finalists in April.

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2 Responses to “Day 63: When will Crist make PBCo commission appointment?”

  1. SOUTHERN YANKEE Says:

    Maybe hs’s not working enough hours to get “around to it.”

  2. Republican Activist Says:

    I will neither support Crist financially or vote for him or encourage friends, family and employees to vote for Crist again!

    This is rediculous. Since Greene’s resignation Obama selected, vetted and proposed a supreme court justice but our gov can’t appoint a county commissioner?

    Crist has time for campaign events but no time for the people of Palm Beach County. Let’s show him at the polls what we think of him.

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