Gregg Weiss raises $12,000 to keep his seat on the Palm Beach County Commission

Gregg Weiss is unopposed in his bid for a second term representing District 2 on the Palm Beach County commission, but he raised another $12,000 in December to bolster his six-figure reelection fund.

More than half of Weiss’ December donations came from people or companies who own square footage, manage it, develop it, or are involved in engineering it.

The California native received $1,000 checks last month from David Wantman, an engineering consultant from West Palm Beach; The Colony Reserve, a Lake Worth townhouse complex; North American Development Group Florida office in West Palm Beach; Carlos Zaffrini, an attorney from Austin, Texas; MAG Real Estate & Development of Delray Beach; and Match Point Inc., a Delray Beach company providing tennis instruction.

The West Palm Beach-based Police Benevolent Association of Palm Beach County political committee gave Weiss $2,000.

With negligible expenses for this campaign cycle, Weiss has $153,543 in cash.

The Weiss District has undergone the biggest transformation of any Commission headquarters in the redistricting process that vsincluded last month. Now the neighborhood is roughly bordered by Northlake Boulevard to the north and wraps around the north, east, and south sides of District 3, along South Boulevard. It goes as far south as Boynton Beach Boulevard. The district lost Royal Palm Beach but gained Atlantis.

Weiss came to the area when he took early retirement from sales, marketing and strategy for several Fortune 500 companies. He set off to tour the world with his wife, Rebecca. They dropped anchor in West Palm Beach in 2004 and made the area their new home.

Weiss’ commission service is his first elected position. On his county biographyhe cites water quality issues as a major concern.

Prior to joining the Palm Beach County Commission, Weiss served as Vice Chairman of the West Palm Beach Planning Board. He is now vice chairman of the board of the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority.

Candidates and political committees faced a January 10 deadline to report any financial activity until December 31.

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Aurora J. William