State Rep. Brandenburg drops county commission bidby George Bennett | June 15th, 2010
UPDATE: Despite recent chatter, West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel says she’s not hopping into the county commission race. “Being a county commissioner would be a really great challenge but I made a commitment to do this job as mayor and I want to see it through,” said Frankel, whose term expires in March.
The deadline for candidates to qualify for the 2010 ballot is Friday at noon.
Brandenburg said she’s going to focus on her husband Pete’s campaign for her District 89 state House seat.
“Pete and I have always campaigned together and we’re finding that it is difficult to have two campaigns going on simultaneously. So we figured we’d do a good job with one campaign,” Mary Brandenburg said this afternoon.
Brandenburg’s name was floated by the Police Benevolent Association last month in a poll of potential 2011 candidates for mayor of West Palm Beach. She said she’s not interested in that race.
“I hate to say ‘never,’ but if I was going to say ‘never’ I would be tempted to say it now,” she said of the mayor’s race.