Aaronson ‘definitely’ seeking reelection in 2012 if term limits law is abolishedby George Bennett | May 13th, 2011
“Definitely I’ll run again…if it’s allowed,” Aaronson said this morning.
Aaronson, who turns 83 next week, has said in the past that he’d consider running for reelection if county term limits are abolished. He’s also flirted with a Democratic primary challenge of Tax Collector Anne Gannon.
More than 70 percent of Palm Beach County voters in 2002 approved a law limiting commissioners to two four-year terms. For Aaronson, who was first elected in 1992, the term limits clock started ticking in 2004, meaning he’s ineligible to run again in 2012. But a Broward County ruling that struck down term limits there could end up invalidating Palm Beach County’s law if an appeals court upholds the Broward decision. A final ruling could come later this year.
Democratic activist Rick Neuhoff is the only candidate who has opened a 2012 for Aaronson’s seat.