Dorothy Jacks won’t face an opponent in November, and, by virtue of her victory Tuesday night over Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana, will be the county’s next property appraiser.
Jacks will succeed Gary Nikolits, who announced last year that he would not seek re-election. He endorsed Jacks, who has served as his chief deputy.
The filing of a write-in candidate, Charles H. Stahman, moved the date of the Jacks-Vana election from November to August 30.
Stahman’s name was not on the ballot, however, and Jacks, cruised to victory over Vana.