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Politics and Pancakes

A contingent of Martin County Democratic Club members attended the Politics and Pancakes Balance of Power Breakfast on Saturday, May 27, at the Abacoa Golf Club in Jupiter.

Louise and Bob Cunha with Jupiter Dem Club President Jim Annello and wife Roz; Ricky Kissin

The event was sponsored by the North Palm Beach County Coalition for Democracy, which includes the Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens area Democratic Clubs. Jim Annello, president of the Jupiter club, gave special introductions of Louise Cunha, our Martin County Democratic Club President, and Dave Dew, DEC Chair, as well as recognizing our group.

Arline and Bill Burstein

The VIP table was made up of Palm Beach County officials and numerous Democratic candidates for local, state and federal office. Each candidate introduced themselves, giving Catherine Hilton a chance to be seen by the voters in her District 82 south of the Martin County line.

Rod Smith Gubernatorial Candidate Rod Smith

Speakers included Tim Mahoney, candidate for Congressional District 16, and Ron Klein, currently a State Senator from West Palm Beach, running to unseat Republican.Clay Shaw for Congress District 22. Rod Smith and Jim Davis, both of our Democratic gubernatorial candidates spoke on their ideas for change on the state level.

Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Davis

The Keynote Speaker was John Crawford, an Iraqi War veteran and author of The Last True Story I’ll Ever Tell, chronicling his experiences as a National Guardsman in Baghdad. He gave us a picture of the war that we do not hear about from the news or the Whitehouse.

Club President Louise Cunha and Candidate Catherine Hilton

Tim Mahoney
Congressional District 16 Candidate Tim Mahoney

An additional note: The Palm Beach County Jefferson Jackson Dinner will be held on June 24 and features Congressman John Murtha, D-PA. Contact the Palm Beach DEC for more details, 561-433-1112 or visit their website at www.pbcdemocraticparty.org.