LAKE WORTH — To thank his supporters, Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell mailed more than 300 thank you cards. The cards also invited them to a victory party on Tuesday at Blue Front BBQ to celebrate his re-election.
Was that a little premature?
“We always refer to these parties as victory parties,” Maxwell said. “No one goes into Election Day thinking they’re going to lose. There’s always a get-together after the election. More than 150 people donated to my campaign. How else do you get the word out?”
The cards, Maxwell said, are just an organized effort to make sure his supporters know there will be a gathering after the polls close.
Ryan Hartman, Maxwell’s opponent, did not return a call seeking comment.
Maxwell said no one should be offended that he mailed victory party cards before the final results are in. “There is no sinister, subtle message here,” he said. “I guess the difference this time is I put it in writing and sent out invitations. I’m certainly not going to invite people to my defeat party.”