Trinka quits Boca City Council race; Scott wins second term
BOCA RATON – The March 13 Boca Raton city election lost some
of its steam this week when Bill Trinka, an announced candidate for
Seat C on the City Council, withdrew.
That means incumbent Constance Scott wins automatically since
Trinka was her only challenger.
“My father raised me on the principles of self reliance and
generosity,” Trinka said. “While making calls to request support for
my campaign, I found that while an offer to help easily flows from my
lips, to ask for help continually caught in my throat.”
“Because of my personal discomfort with a request for support and
the amount of times I would need to do so to be successful in this
endeavor, I have withdrawn from the Boca Raton City Council race.
My heartfelt thanks to those of you that have made your own offers of
help and support, but this is not the path for me. I will remain a voice
for the community and continue to give my time, ideas and insight on
the issues that are important to me.”
In response, Scott said, “I am excited and look forward to serving my
second term on the Boca Raton City Council, and I will continue to
be a strong voice for job creation, balanced budgets, neighborhood
concerns and public safety.”
“As chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) working
together with the city and businesses, we have created over 3,000
jobs. Like everywhere else, Boca Raton faces economic challenges,
but I am proud that our city is fiscally sound and residents receive
City Clerk Susan Saxton said Trinka came to her office and said he
was going to withdraw from the race. She said he took an oath to
withdraw from the race.
Trinka’s withdrawal leaves just a single race on the March 13 election
ballot. Anthony Majhess, who holds Seat D on the council, is being
challenged by political newcomer Frank Chapman
Majhess first won elective office in 2009 when he defeated former
Councilman M.J. “Mike” in what was considered an upset.
Chapman, 44, said he is a 1986 graduate of Boca Raton High School
and served as an attorney until age 40 when he retired.