Real estate agent Sara Baxter is running for the district commission
In the race to replace temporary County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay (D-District 6) next year, there are already three Democrats in the running, but currently only one Republican – real estate agent Sara Baxter.
If she doesn’t have to face a primary, Baxter will run against the Democratic primary winner in the 2022 general election. Democratic candidates currently include Michelle McGovern, Sylvia Sharps and Matt Willhite. Submission will not end until the middle of next year. The district as it is currently being drawn tends more towards the Democrats.
Baxter noted that the elections are well over a year away, and anything can happen during that time.
Although Baxter never held a political office, he was active in parliamentary organizations. She was also an eighth grade science teacher and has worked in the medical field.
She currently works as a real estate agent and also owns a car repair shop with her husband.
Baxter said her top skills are that she has small business experience, knows how to create jobs, and also her work in education. She said she advocates conservative values ââand limited government. “I’m not going to force people to do what I want,” she said.
Baxter believes the district leadership needs new faces and new ideas.
âI would bring a new perspective to the Palm Beach County Commission. They lose sight of the struggles of the citizens. I would be a voice for the people, âsaid Baxter. “Nobody is going to work harder for people.”
Baxter is currently putting together the framework for their campaign. “I’ll be general now and get more details as we get closer,” she said.
Baxter was born in West Palm Beach and is a second generation Floridian. She graduated from Palm Beach State College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She lives at The Acreage with her husband Brian, sons Liam and Logan, and their nephew Christian. “We’re raising our two boys and a nephew,” said Baxter. “It’s a house full of boys.”
She visits and volunteers with the Christ Fellowship Church. Her hobbies include CrossFit and enjoying Florida’s parks and nature reserves.
For more information on Sara Baxter’s campaign, please visit www.votesarabaxter.com.