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Five candidates seek two available seats on Highland Beach commission

One current member of the Highland Beach commission is defending her seat against one challenger, while three others are vying for a second open seat on the dais.

Incumbent Rhoda Zelniker will go head-to-head with architect Barry Donaldson for a three-year term, while retired Vietnam veteran Carl Gehman, physician Dr. Melissa Ebbs and retired executive Elyse Riesa will face off for a two-year term in Carl Feldman’s seat, which he vacated to run for mayor.

For Feldman’s former seat, the candidate with the most votes March 14 gets the job. The 1.1-square-mile, oceanfront town does not have a runoff system.

Nyamekye Daniel
South Florida News Service
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Zelniker, 16-year resident, refers to the town as “the most beautiful place on earth.” She said her top priorities are upgrading the town’s landscaping, crosswalk lights and listening to residents’ needs.

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