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Tight race expected between Wayne Posner, Cameron May for district seat in Jupiter

Firefighter challenges incumbent for first district seat
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Posted at 3:55 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 18:03:01-04

JUPITER, Fla. — A town council race in Jupiter is heating up.

The two candidates, Wayne Posner and Cameron May, are vying for the first district seat.

For decades, Posner, the incumbent, owned a construction business in town, while his opponent, May, is currently a firefighter for Palm Beach County.

Posner said he spent his first term in office preserving history in Jupiter.

"I voted for saving Fullerton Island, Sawfish Bay and, of course, where we are standing right now," Posner said. "Save Jupiter, they say. We saved history."

Posner said he also played a significant role in lowering the millage rate for the town.

"I'm very strong on keeping our taxes down while keeping our services up," Posner said.

May said he's against large scale developments like Harbourside Place.

"Our access to our beaches and waterways are second to none, and I want to continue to see that," May said. "I don't want to limit our access to our parks and our beaches in the town. So I don't want to see development infringe on that."

May is a graduate of Jupiter Community High School and a parent to a young child with another on the way. He said he's extremely passionate about the school system and addressing overcrowding concerns at local public schools.

"I want to work with the school board and be a voice for the residents of Jupiter to make sure our classroom sizes and population of our schools comes back down," May said.

Early voting lasts until Sunday and Election Day is March 17.

Click here for the WPTV voter information guide.

To learn more about Posner, click here.

To learn more about May, click here.