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Lake Worth Beach Runoff Election Ends With A Sweep Of Incumbents

Miami Herald file
Miami Herald

The municipal elections in Lake Worth Beach ended in a sweep of incumbents after challenger Christopher McVoy defeated Carla Blockson in the District 2 runoff election.

During the March 9 municipal election, McVoy failed to reach the threshold of 50% to avoid a runoff. This time, McVoy nabbed just more than 53% of the vote.

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Three other incumbents out of the five-person board — Mayor Pam Triolo, commissioners Andy Amoroso, and Scott Maxwell — lost their bids two weeks ago after a controversial year of viral shouting matches over policy disputes. Commissioner Herman Robinson, who represents District 4, was not up for reelection.

McVoy won the seat once held by now-state Rep. Omari Hardy, serving out the term which ends in March 2022.

After McVoy’s win, Lake Worth Beach will now have an all-white commission to govern a city that is more than 65% Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous.

Wilkine Brutus is the Palm Beach County Reporter for WLRN. The award-winning journalist produces stories on topics surrounding local news, culture, art, politics and current affairs. Contact Wilkine at wbrutus@wlrnnews.org
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