Boynton candidates give one last campaign effort outside polls

Campaign signs at Ezell Hester, Jr. Community Park on March 14, 2017. Photo taken by Alexandra Seltzer.

Election Day in Boynton Beach is underway and the polls in mid-afternoon appeared to be quiet and without lines.

So far, there have been no reported voting problems or hiccups in the city.

Up for election is the District 2 commission seat. Incumbent Mack McCray is running against former mayor Woodrow Hay and Dr. Jim DeVoursney. Only residents of District 2 can vote. Click here for a map of the city’s districts: Map

For background on the candidates, click here: Newcomer DeVoursney joins veterans Hay, McCray in District 2 race

McCray stood outside Ezell Hester, Jr. Community Park on Seacrest Boulevard and waved at drivers.

“People that know me stop and chat,” he said, adding he was happy it didn’t rain.

Resident Barbara Ready sat outside representing DeVoursney, and Sybil Mitchell did the same for Hay.

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Further south off Seacrest at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Hay sat outside holding campaign signs with his niece.

“I feel good about it,” Hay said about how the day is going so far.

Resident Minister Bernard Wright stood outside holding a sign for McCray.

“When it all boils down we want to come together for this neighborhood,” Wright said.

The polls close at 7 p.m.

Here is where to vote, according to the city.
Precinct 3188 – Christ Fellowship Church at 801 N. Congress Ave.
Precinct 3190 – Imagine School Chancellor Campus at 3333 High Ridge Rd.
Precinct 4024 – Harvey Oyer Jr. Park at Federal Highway and Northeast 21st Avenue
Precinct 7178 – Ezell Hester Community Center at 1901 N. Seacrest Blvd.
Precinct 7180 – St. John Missionary Baptist Church at 900 N. Seacrest Blvd.
Precinct 7182 – Carolyn Sims Center at 225 NW 12th Ave.
Precinct 7184 – St. John Missionary Baptist Church at 900 N. Seacrest Blvd.

Incumbent concedes, newcomer claims Boynton mayor seat

Steven Grant

Steven Grant, 33, is the new Boynton Beach mayor.

When reached by phone Tuesday night, Jerry Taylor, 80, said: “It’s over. He won.”

Taylor, who was seeking his sixth term as mayor, said he doesn’t plan to run again.

“I was honored to serve the city for 13 years. I did my best and I hope the city moves forward,” he said.

Grant, when reached by phone, was celebrating at the Twisted Fish.

“A lot of people didn’t give me any sort of chance in the beginning and I was able to prove them all wrong,” Grant said.

As of 9 p.m. Grant had 2,538 votes and Taylor had 1,906.

Check back for more information on this breaking news story.

Political newcomer has lead over incumbent in Boynton Beach

Steven Grant


It’s early in the night but so far Steven Grant has a lead over incumbent Jerry Taylor, 80, in the race for the Boynton Beach mayor’s seat.

Grant, 33, has 1,808 votes compared to Taylor’s 1,513.

This update is from numbers posted at about 8 p.m.

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