KERNER IS A COMMISIONER AND A DEMOCRAT. DESANTIS IS REPUBLICAN.
KERNER’S BROTHER SCOTT IS A PALM BEACH COUNTY JUDGE…
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — BocaNewsNow.com openly questioned in April of 2021 if a “Bromance” was “blooming” between then Palm Beach County Mayor David Kerner — a Democrat — and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican. We were apparently on to something.
Kerner held the procedural title of “Mayor” during the first two years of COVID-19. As “Mayor,” Kerner ran Palm Beach County Commission meetings and presided over the Commission as COVID-19 rules and regulations were put into effect. He claimed that the rules were important and that Palm Beach County’s Code Enforcement team was working hard to make sure they were enforced. But when Governor DeSantis unilaterally removed all COVID-19 rules and regulations from county enforcement, Kerner was largely silent. It seems he secretly admired the man who was unraveling Palm Beach County’s COVID mitigation efforts.
David Kerner just endorsed Ron DeSantis for re-election. The endorsement comes just days after DeSantis flew a plane load of immigrants from Florida to Martha’s Vinyeard, saying that Florida is not a “Sanctuary State.”
Kerner remains a Palm Beach County Commissioner, and his brother Scott Kerner is a Palm Beach County Circuit Court judge. This is the announcement issued by Governor DeSantis’ campaign:
Governor Ron DeSantis today received an endorsement from Dave Kerner, the Democrat County Commissioner for Palm Beach County and former City of Alachua law enforcement officer. The Governor and the Commissioner hosted an event at the Police Benevolent Association in West Palm Beach, Florida to announce the endorsement.
“Florida is a law-and-order state because we put the safety of Floridians first and we stand up for law enforcement and reject the Left’s anti-police movement,” Governor DeSantis said. “We are focused on protecting victims and not coddling criminals, and no one knows that better than Dave, who served Florida’s communities. Commissioner Kerner knows first-hand the threat of the Defund the Police movement and understands the important role that our local law enforcement officers play in keeping Florida safe.”
“Endorsing Governor DeSantis was the obvious choice. Job number one of a Governor is to keep our residents safe. No one does that better than Governor DeSantis,” Dave Kerner said.
Dave Kerner is on the Board of County Commissioners and served as County Mayor for two terms. He served two terms in the Florida House of Representatives as the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee. Commissioner Kerner was honored as the Police Officer of the Year for the City of Alachua and he also served as the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 62, and Union Representative.
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