Published On: Thu, Nov 16th, 2017

City Council Candidate Monica Mayotte Holds Campaign Fundraiser

By: Michael Demyan

Supporters gather at Dubliner Irish Pub for Monica Mayotte’s campaign kick-off fundraiser.

Monica Mayotte began her quest to run for City Council Seat D Thursday night with a fundraising event held at Dubliner Irish Pub.

Rainy skies did not keep supporters from attending as numerous people gathered for the event in support of Mayotte. She will be challenging Councilman Robert Weinroth during the upcoming election season, leading up to voting day in March. Weinroth has held the position since 2014 and was re-elected for a three-year term after running unopposed during the 2015 election.

Mayotte, who filed to run last month, spent the evening talking to the many guests in attendance, while food and drinks were served in the crowded pub. Seeing everyone show up for the fundraiser made her very enthusiastic for what is to come.

“It’s so exciting,” she said. “You never know exactly how many people are going to show up and I’m so thrilled that everyone’s here and having a nice time. We’re going to learn all about each other and it’s an exciting night.”

The longtime Florida resident has been involved with multiple aspects of the community during her 21 years in Boca Raton. Along with being a Boca Helping Hands volunteer in the past, Mayotte is a former PTA president at Addison Mizner Elementary School and chairperson of the Green Living Advisory Board.

She is currently the Climate Reality Leader of the Climate Reality Project’s Florida Region as well as a Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteer.

Heading into the election, Mayotte is putting much of her focus on overdevelopment, wanting to make sure that future development in the city does not have a negative impact on the quality of life in Boca Raton. Much of that also involves working toward a greener lifestyle, a topic that pushed her toward running for the seat on City Council.

“I’ve been involved with Boca with the Green Living Advisory Board for seven years or so and I didn’t like the way that City Council wasn’t taking our advice, how to get residents to live a greener lifestyle, and I just wasn’t happy with the way that it was a one-way conversation,” Mayotte said. “I thought I needed to be able to advocate for the residents with a louder voice.”

Voting for City Council Seat D, along with other city government positions, is scheduled for March 13, 2018.

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  1. Hi Monica,
    We could not attend you kick-off as we had a previous engagement and would like to donate but can’t find the correct website. Please email us. Winnie & Joe Pedalino

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