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Palm Beach County Dem Chair Siegel says he’s back in the mix for state chairman

by George Bennett | November 18th, 2010


Palm Beach County Democratic Chairman Mark Alan Siegel last week was ready to stand aside for former state Sen. Rod Smith in the race for state Democratic chairman.

But with Smith no longer seen as the slam dunk he appeared to be for a couple days last week, Siegel today says he’s all in.

“I think I’m a very viable candidate,” said Siegel, who must win reelection to his county chairmanship on Dec. 2 to be eligible for the state post.

What’s changed since last week?

“I became convinced that I really have something to offer that’s different than he does. It seems that, regrettably, his candidacy is kind of stalling. That hasn’t diminished my admiration for him at all,” Siegel said.

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6 Responses to “Palm Beach County Dem Chair Siegel says he’s back in the mix for state chairman”

  1. Miriam Says:

    Huge mistake if Siegel gets it.

  2. JR Says:

    Mark just wants to be in the newspaper.

  3. Ira of WPB Says:

    Mark Siegal has the skills and experience to be a successful Chairman of the Florida Demcratic Party

  4. Boca Voter Says:

    Let him run for chair of the REC. They love a good train wreck. Remember Jim Greer???

  5. Lady1 Says:

    Deeply dissatisfied with Siegel’s management of PBC Dems. Many left the party during his tenure – so I guess the
    Peter Principle is in effect – you rise to the highest office for which you are unqualified .

  6. Kelly Says:

    Siegal is awful that is like picking Scott as governor….well I guess anything is possible. I think you dont ask for a promotion when you had your party run into the grade with Wexler,Aaronson, Sachs and Rader.

    They are all awful. I am changing to an I.

    Thanks Wexler and staff for this including Deutch’s current staff who has been planning this for 2 years.

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