By Jane Smith
Delray Beach Vice Mayor Al Jacquet will step down from his City Commission seat on Nov. 8.
The resignation is non-revocable. He is one of four candidates who qualified to run for the open state House District 88 seat. Qualifying ended at noon June 24. The election will take place Aug. 30.
Others who qualified are: Angeleta Gray, a former city commission colleague of Jacquet; Edwin Ferguson, a West Palm Beach lawyer; and Sebrina Gillion, of Delray Beach.
Gray has said County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor encouraged her to get into the race and will do some campaign events together. Jacquet, a lawyer, was an aide to Taylor’s challenger Mack Bernard when he was in the state House.
Gray, a Realtor, has raised $1,962.03, according to the latest campaign finance report for the period ended May 31. The amount includes a $1,000 personal loan.
Ferguson raised $13,582.88 during the same time period.
Jacquet, who opened his campaign account in early January, raised $47,300, as of May 31. His contributors include developers with projects before the city: Atlantic Crossing, iPic and Swinton Commons.
Gillion, a write-in candidate, qualified on June 22.
The next campaign finance reports are due on July 1.