WPB District 4 Race In March Municipal Elections: Hear The Candidates

Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the March 9th municipal elections with 19 Palm Beach County municipalities taking part, including West Palm Beach.

The city has been fighting a planned extension of State Road 7 through the Grassy Waters Preserve for years.

"A lot of people may not know but the preserve provides a majority of our drinking water, so it's very very important that we protect that preserve."

City Commission District 4 Candidate Jonathan Jones vows to continue that fight and to help small businesses succeed amid the pandemic.

"Small business is the lifeblood of our economy and I believe they provide about 45 percent of the jobs in the United States."

Jones and his opponent, incumbent Commissioner Joe Peduzzi, call themselves small business owners. Both men run law firms in the city.

Peduzzi says he understands what they're going through.

"I think that I've shown that I have the vision and leadership to protect our residents and protect our citizens while still allowing our businesses to operate during the pandemic."

Peduzzi is also focused on getting COVID-19 vaccines into the city and opening up points of distribution.

"The city of West Palm Beach is ready, willing and able to administer the vaccine through our fire department and we can do it in PODs, in large homeowners associations or property owners groups."

He says the issue is the supply is limited right now.

The race for District 4 is open to all voters who live in West Palm Beach.

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