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.
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.