We are excited to announce that County Commissioner Mack Bernard has been endorsed by the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board!
Read what they had to say below:
Endorsement: On Palm Beach County Commission, Mack Bernard will best advocate for downtrodden
SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL
By: Sun Sentinel Editorial Board
Bernard is the strongest advocate on the commission for more affordable housing. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Bernard had wanted to put on the November ballot a $150-million program to deal with homelessness and to increase workforce housing. If re-elected, Bernard said, he will propose it once a vaccine has helped to stabilize the economy.
Bernard said the commission needs to “help our residents bounce back” from the COVID-19 pandemic and “address the unemployment rate.” People of color have suffered disproportionately.
Though Florida’s unemployment rate is down to 7.4%, the rate of monthly job recovery is slowing.
Bernard does support equipping sheriff’s deputies with body cameras [and] civil citations rather than arrests for possessing small amounts of marijuana, Bernard said the county should “continue to work on it.”
Bernard has been a city commissioner in Delray Beach, a state legislator and a county commissioner. He would be term-limited in 2024.
The Sun Sentinel recommends Mack Bernard for Palm Beach County Commission District 7.
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