The mayor's race pits incumbent Robert Marks, an 18-year member of the City Commission, against political foe Michael Udine, a three-year commissioner, and attorney Marilyn Bonilla Krantz, a city activist.
Before qualifying to run, Krantz
bought an array of Web site addresses such as www.michaeludine.com and other combinations of Udine's name.
ran for Congress in 1992 and lost.She is a mediator and court-appointed arbitrator who served seven years as chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of South Palm Beach and Broward Counties Inc.She
lives in Pine Tree Estates.Her
top priorities include "smart" development with a focus on proper infrastructure, expanded police and fire services, and construction of more schools.She
wants an improved disaster preparedness plan.Krantz was the attorney in a lawsuit filed against the city alleging Sunshine Law violations in regards to negotiations to hire the Sheriff's Office.
The lawsuit was settled in exchange for an agreement by the city not to pursue legal fees or further legal action.
"I feel there's a void in this race," Krantz
said."No one is dealing with the essential elements of city government."