Published On: Tue, Mar 14th, 2017

Mayor Susan Haynie Re-Elected for Another Three Years

img_9816The residents of Boca Raton have spoken.

Susan Haynie will continue to serve as the mayor of Boca Raton for another three years after defeating Al Zucaro by 1,112 votes.

Haynie received 6,410 votes and Zucaro earned 5,298 in what was the closest, and most anticipated, race of the night.

“I’m honored to have another three terms,” said Haynie. “This whole election was a referendum on the state of the city and a majority of the residents have supported the direction the city is moving in.”

Haynie gained just 55 percent of votes, and acknowledged residents are split over traffic and development issues.

“We have a divided community,” added Haynie. “Many residents have concerns but we will address these issues and we will work together to make Boca Raton a great city to live in.”

How does Haynie plan to unite a divided city in which at least 5,298 residents are unhappy?

“The city council is open and we are happy to work with everyone to find consensus. We will address the impacts of the development, we will conclude them and create a vibrant downtown, that’s nothing to be afraid of.”

Voters in Boca Raton also re-elected Scott Singer for another three years on the council’s Seat A after winning 71 percent of votes over his opponent, Patricia Dervishi.

Andrea O’Rourke will fill former Councilman Mike Mullaugh’s term-limited Seat B. O’Rourke won 48 percent of the vote over opponents Emily Gentile (12 percent) and Andy Thomson (40 percent).

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