Published On: Thu, Mar 8th, 2018

Boca Raton Tribune Candidate Forum Canceled

It’s with great regret that we at The Boca Raton Tribune have to announce to our readers that the Annual Candidate Forum that was to be held at Wayne Barton Study Center on Thursday, March 8, is officially canceled.

With over 100 confirmed residents, and less than one week to the event, Wayne Barton informed us that he would not be able to host the forum which takes place in one of the cities most historic neighborhoods, Pearl City.

Wayne Barton pulled the plug on the event late last week and we at The Boca Raton Tribune have been working feverishly to find a new location for the Forum with no avail, making this the first time in four election cycles that The Boca Raton Tribune’s Candidate Forum will not take place.

Historically, the Candidate Forum gave a voice to the residents of the city who were sometimes overlooked in the main campaign push and would end up making or breaking a candidate in their eyes. Residents would see what the candidates were all about, and to see if they were just blowing smoke, or truly cared about the city.

We are very saddened by this situation but won’t let this keep us down.

Since starting our election coverage in March of 2011, our core value has been dedicated to bringing unbiased, fact-based coverage to our readers and letting the city decide who the best candidate is. One of the main reasons of why we don’t endorse a candidate can be found in our core values. We cannot be bribed by candidates, even after numerous attempts during our eight years in town.

We will never let our integrity be compromised by endorsing candidates, and as such, we give every single candidate a fair and honest interview in which they can articulate their views and we publish them. Below you will be able to see the amazing work of our associate editor, Michael Demyan, as he interviewed all five candidates and gave them all a fair and honest chance to have their voices heard.

Seat C: 

Jeremy Rodgers

Kim Do

Seat D:

Armand Grossman

Monica Mayotte

Paul Preste

Although the Candidate Forum is canceled, we will continue to bring our readers unprecedented Election Coverage and will have our fingers in the pulse on election day.

If you would like to participate in our Candidate Election Survey, you can follow this link:

Thank you, Boca Raton, for allowing us to serve you these last eight years, and we hope to continue to do this for many more years to come.

Don’t forget to make your voices heard on March 13!


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  1. Wayne Barton says:

    It is unfortunate that when Fake News is published the entire story is never told.

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