Candidates Forum: February 22, 2021

Jim Sackett moderated a candidates forum with Ted Cooney and Candace A. Rojas for Town of Palm Beach Council Seat Group 1. Presented by the Palm Beach Civic Association and the Citizen’s Association of Palm Beach. Sponsored by The Stanley M. Rumbough Jr. Legacy Society. The Forum was held February 22, 2021.

This Forum was held over Zoom. We apologize for brief internet connectivity issues that caused frozen video and broken audio in a few places. This is the same as it appeared live during taping. The candidates responses were not altered or affected by these issues.

Palm Beach, one of Florida’s most expensive real estate markets has welcomed a new neighbor, former President Trump (R).  The former president made  Mar-a-Lago estate his official residence, he registered to vote in Palm Beach, and voted there during the 2020 presidential election.

Conventionally, an ex-president’s living post-presidency is not that big of a deal, but it was important to bring it up at the most recent candidate forum for the vacant town council seat in the Town of Palm Beach.

Jim Sackett hosted the event over zoom, asking questions to the two candidates, Ted Cooney (D) and Candace A. Rojas (R).


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DATE: February 14, 2021

CONTACT: Mary-Ellen Manning, Campaign Manager


Candace Rojas, candidate for Palm Beach Town Council Member in the March 9, 2021 town election, has opened her new Campaign Headquarters on prestigious Banker’s Row, a strip of private financial institutions catering to affluent investors.

The owner of the building, offered space as an in-kind contribution. “I met Mr. B when I was volunteering at a homeless shelter—which was one of the many non profit charities that he and his family supports.”

Ms. Rojas’ history of charitable and civic service forged many important strategic partnerships with leaders in industry, real estate, finance, and media in the Town of Palm Beach, and throughout the globe.

Said Rojas, “it is critical for the open seat on the Town Council to be filled with an experienced professional who has started small businesses and who understands the challenges that entrepreneurs experience in order to establish business-friendly policies.

The pandemic has negatively affected virtually every business segment throughout our town and I am laser-focused on keeping Palm Beach businesses prosperous.”

Candace has announced a Campaign Grand Opening at her her campaign headquarters at 420 Palm Way, 3rd floor on Thursday, February 18th, from 6-8 p.m.

The covid compliant event will feature art of local artists and light refreshments will be served.

Supporters are asked to please RSVP at