Royal Palm Beach Councilman Fred Pinto to run for term-limited Jess Santamaria’s seatby Jennifer Sorentrue | June 4th, 2013
Royal Palm Beach Councilman Fred Pinto, an administrative assistant to term-limited Palm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria, announced Tuesday that he plans to run for his boss’ District 6 seat.
Pinto said he plans to file his candidacy paperwork with the Supervisor of Elections office in the coming weeks.
Santamaria will be forced out of office by the county’s decade-old term limit rule in 2014. The field of candidates to replace him is expected to be crowded.
Pinto is the second candidate to announce plans to run for the seat. Former Wellington mayor Kathy Foster has also said she will run.
Santamaria’s district includes Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and the Glades.