March 2024 Election

Per Village Code Sec. 2-233, our next municipal election will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 (the third Tuesday in March) in coordination with the Presidential Preference Primary.  

Qualifying Period 

Begins at Noon on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 and run through Noon on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.  

Seats up for Election

NameSeatDate Filed to RunOpposition
Luila Cheverez19/20/2023No opposition as of 9/20/2023
Laurie Brandon (I)39/7/2023No opposition as of 9/20/2023
Rick Sartory (I)59/12/2023No opposition as of 9/20/2023

* (I) = Incumbent

To be eligible to run for office, you must be a resident of the incorporated Village of Tequesta, a resident of the Village for a minimum of one continuous year prior to qualifying, and a registered voter of Palm Beach County.  When a resident decides to seek office, they should schedule an appointment with the Village Clerk to review the “Candidate Election Handbook.” During this meeting, a comprehensive explanation of the process is provided, required forms and election laws reviewed, and important dates and deadlines are discussed.  The Candidate Election Handbook is now available for review.  All interested candidates need to make an appointment with the Village Clerk and set aside approximately one hour to review the handbook with the Clerk. 

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Council Member Seat Term
Council Member Frank D'Ambra Seat 1 April 2022-April 2024
* Mayor Molly Young Seat 2 April 2023-April 2025
* Vice-Mayor Laurie Brandon Seat 3 April 2022-April 2024
Council Member Patrick Painter Seat 4 April 2023 - April 2025
Council Member Rick Sartory (Filling remainder of vacant term) Seat 5 April 2023-April 2024
* All five members are elected by the residents of Tequesta to serve as Council Members.  Each year during the Council Reorganization meeting, Council elects a member of the Council to serve as the Mayor and a member to serve as the Vice-Mayor for the period of one year.