By Rich Pollack

Two incumbent officials in Highland Beach will face opposition in the March 13 municipal election.  

In addition, voters will be asked to fund up to $2.1 million for a streetscape plan that includes replacement of the 3-mile existing walking path with decorative concrete.

In the race for vice mayor, two candidates qualified to be on the ballot. Incumbent Bill Weitz, who is completing his first three-year term, will face opposition from political newcomer Alysen Africano-Nila. 

In the race for a seat on the Town Commission, three candidates qualified to challenge incumbent George Kelvin, who was appointed in February to fill a vacant seat. 

Carl Lee Gehman, who ran unsuccessfully last year, is joined in the bid for the three-year term on the commission by Margaret “Peggy” Gossett-Seidman and John Hart Ross. Both Gossett-Seidman and Ross are regular commission meeting visitors, but neither has run for political office in the town before. 

The voting in the Highland Beach municipal election will be held at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3510 S. Ocean Blvd. 

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