State Rep. Lori Berman ponders Palm Beach County commission bid

State Rep. Lori Berman, D-Lantana, in the Capitol today.

TALLAHASSEE — State Rep. Lori Berman, D-Lantana, says she’s “very seriously considering” a 2018 run for the seat of term-limited Palm Beach County Commissioner Paulette Burdick.


Palm Beach County Commission districts.

Berman said she’ll make a decision after the current state legislative session ends. That was supposed to be Friday, but lawmakers are now scheduled to finish their work next week.


If she decides to run, Berman said she would move into commission District 2, which includes parts of West Palm Beach and Greenacres.


Voters in commission District 2¬†are 47 percent Democratic and 23 percent Republican. Roughly one-quarter of District 2 voters are in Berman’s state House District 90.


Another Democrat, Sylvia Sharps of Royal Palm Beach, opened a campaign for the seat last month.


Berman faces term limits next year in the state House.

Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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