Ocean Ridge: Election qualifying ends, commissioner steps down, campaign sign rules explained


By C. B. Hanif

The qualifying period for Ocean Ridge’s March 8 municipal election ended at 3 p.m. on Feb. 11 with three candidates having filed to run for two contested seats.


Incumbent Commissioner Elisabeth Bingham, along with challengers Ed Brookes and Zoanne Hennigan, will appear in alphabetical order on the ballot.


Terry Brown, the other potential incumbent, in a letter saying his work on the commission is done, has resigned.


The top two vote-getters will earn election.


Meanwhile Police Chief Christopher Yannuzzi has emphasized the criminal sanctions for anyone removing or tempering with political campaign signs.


This after for the second time in two days, signs were removed along Old Ocean Boulevard by unknown persons and found in the garbage, he said in an email alert.


Political signs are prohibited in the right of way of public roadways, but can be posted on private property with the owner’s permission.


The chief said that there are more deserving concerns for police attention, but that the laws would be objectively applied and enforced, and any tampering with legally displayed signs should be reported to the police department at 561-732-8331.


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