Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Palm Beach County Republicans elected the party’s first black chairman

Conservative black Republican, Michael Barnett, is likely to win election as the next Palm Beach County Republican party chairman

Palm Beach County Republicans have a new slate of leaders to guide the local party through the 2016 presidential election. As expected, Michael Barnett was elected this week to a two-year term as chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party. No one else sought the top spot after the previous chairwoman, Anita Mitchell, decided not to seek another term once Barnett entered the race.

Barnett, 37, a Boca Raton lawyer, becomes the first black county Republican chairman.

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