Rep. Brian Mast, Commissioner Melissa McKinlay host joint town hall Saturday

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, and Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay.

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, and Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay — once candidates for the same congressional seat — will hold a joint town hall meeting on Saturday morning at Seminole Ridge High School in Loxahatchee.

 

The event begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at noon in the school auditorium. Doors open at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public, but seating is limited and attendees are asked to RSVP at https://mast.house.gov/townhall.

 

McKinlay, a Democrat, was briefly a candidate for the same District 18 congressional seat that Republican Mast ended up winning last November.

 

McKinlay opened a campaign in 2015, but dropped out of the race later in the year after concluding she couldn’t do her commission job and raise campaign money to compete with millionaire businessman Randy Perkins in the Democratic primary.

 

Mast, who beat five rivals to win the GOP nomination, defeated Perkins in the general election.


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