Published On: Wed, Mar 14th, 2018

Rodgers Wins Re-Election, Mayotte Wins in Landslide

Boca Raton City Council will have a new, and a returning face starting April 2.

Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers and newcomer Monica Mayotte won the two open seats in the Boca Raton City Council on Tuesday night.

Mayotte defeated opponents Armand Grossman and Paul Preste in a landslide victory that saw Mayotte receive 65.72 percent of the votes compared to the 28.91 percent Grossman received, and the 5.36 percent Preste received.

The election day numbers closely resembled what our own Election Survey said hours prior to polls closing with Mayotte winning 67.7 percent compared to the 29 percent received by Grossman, and the 3.3 percent received by Preste in our Election Survey.

“I knocked on doors and all I had to say was my message,” said Mayotte. “My message resonated with everybody. I just knew the more I knocked on doors the more support I would get.”

Mayotte’s campaign of overdevelopment, school overcrowding, and restoring the citizens’ trust, resonated with the residents and the surprise landslide victory proved it.

“I see this as momentum,” added Mayotte. “This is what the people want, and those council people that don’t see that will be in trouble.”

Mayotte will replace Councilman Robert Weinroth, who didn’t seek re-election. He’s running instead for the Palm Beach County board of commissioners against Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie later this year.

In the seat C race, Kim Do gave Deputy Mayor Rodgers a run for his money as the newcomer received 45.38 percent of the votes to Rodger’s 54.62 percent. 

The election day numbers closely resembled what our own Election Survey said hours prior to polls closing with Rodgers getting 51.6 percent and Do receiving 48.5 percent.

“There’s a clear message sent these last few years,” said Al Zucaro of the results on election night. “The people of this city are not happy because the establishment has run away with what they want to do and not put any thought on what the residents want.”

“Now we have two ‘resident friendly voices’ in the city council,” continues Zucaro. “That’s going to send a shiver up the spine of the people who are looking for control.”

Rodgers was not available for comment.

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