Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Aaronson seeks to evade primary as well as term limit

Commissioner Burt Aaronson, who is legally barred from running for reelection due to Palm Beach County's voter-initiated and -approved term limits law, is trying to bully a legal candidate out of the race to preserve "party unity."

That's right. According to a Palm Beach Post editorial on June 13, Aaronson is arguing that he should not be bound by the term limits law nor face an opponent.

As the Post notes, "The danger point comes when an elected official takes himself more seriously than the job. Commissioner Aaronson is way past that point."

This is one reason why the people passed term limits. Commissioner Aaronson, please respect the law, the electoral system and the citizens of this county and retire with dignity.

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