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Addie Greene’s bid for downward mobility and other municipal elections highlights

by George Bennett | February 9th, 2011

J.Q. Adams

Former state House member and ex-Palm Beach County Commissioner Addie Greene is trying to pull a John Quincy Adams.

Adams, the nation’s sixth president, lost his reelection bid in 1828. He then took a few steps down the political ladder and served in the House of Representatives from 1831 to 1848.


Greene, who served on the Mangonia Park town council in the late 1980s and early 1990s, went on to the state House from 1992 to 2000, then served on the county commission from 2000 to 2009, when she cited health concerns and retired.

Now Greene wants to go from multibillion-dollar county budgets and megadeals like luring The Scripps Research Institute to a seat on the Mangonia Park town council, where pressing issues include complaints about smoke from a popular barbecue stand.

The Mangonia Park race between Greene and council incumbent Mark Trueblood was one of several set Tuesday when most of Palm Beach County’s cities and towns finalized their ballots for the March 8 municipal elections.

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9 Responses to “Addie Greene’s bid for downward mobility and other municipal elections highlights”

  1. Fresh faces Says:

    It’s time for the black community to forge to the future and elect new people instead of the usual people.

    Looking for new, exciting faces!

  2. Riviera Beach Says:

    Addie is so full of herself. I hope the fine people in Mangonia Park see through her self serving self and don’t elect her.

  3. More of the same? Says:

    She RETIRES from PB COunty commission when most were going to jail for corruption for HEALTH REasons? Tells black people to RUN from cops but now supports Dulsa Bush as a cop chief from the same communities that are the source of almost ALL our violent crime?

    And now she is “Healed” and wants to run again?

  4. HM Says:

    “Are the ‘crackheads’ putting signs up for her?”

    Just para-phrasing her.

  5. ghinhee Says:

    What happened to the 5 million from Scripts??

  6. Play Nice Says:

    Addie is no Quincy.

  7. Perfect Example Says:

    Perfect example of how the power of politics is so intoxicating and addictive. Many don’t know when it’s time to go away and let fresh faces with NEW IDEAS take over.

  8. ForThePeople Says:

    A source in our town says that Addie has failed to respond to an invitation by Trueblood to engage in a debate or town hall style meeting so that the citizens can ask both questions concerning their bids for office. Hmmm, I wonder why? Maybe she hasn’t any answers for our questions. Questions such as, “What did you ever do for the Town of Mangonia Park during your tenure at a State Rep and Dist-7 Commissioner in PBC?” She put up fancy lights and landscaping on her street, but nowhere else in the town. What a joke she is!

  9. ForThePeople Says:

    Oh, and lets us not forget about the “overage” monies left in her budget that she attempted to distribute among her staff a few years back to the tune of approximately $10,000 each…that is until the Palm Beach Post caught wind of it and reported her lack of budgetary responsibility to PBC taxpayers! is that what we want in Mangonia Park? In fact, do we want anyone like that serving on any government or private entity? No! We don’t! Stay away Addie, the town doesn’t need peeps like you!

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