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By Editorial Board
In the City of Boca Raton special election that took place on Tuesday, August 28th, Florida Armenians endorsed candidate for Mayor, Scott Singer, overwhelmingly won his election against challenger Al Zucaro, 63.5% to 33.5%. Singer has been a great friend of the Armenian American community in Boca Raton for many years.
In the three-way race to succeed Singer on the Boca Raton City Council, attorney Andy Thomson defeated his two opponents, capturing 44.15% of the vote. This race was too close to call on Election Night, with Thomson down the majority of the night. A hand recount was ordered by the Boca Raton Supervisor of Elections, which saw Thomson, who was down by 3 votes, prevail by 33 votes when all was said and done.
Florida Armenians congratulate Mayor Scott Singer and Councilman Andy Thomson on their election victories and we look forward to working with them on the important issues facing their Armenian American constituents in Boca Raton.
Florida Armenians is pleased to announce our endorsements for the City of Boca Raton Special Election that will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
For Mayor of Boca Raton: Scott Singer
For Boca Raton City Council Seat A: Kathy Cottrell
Scott Singer has served on the Boca Raton City Council since first being elected in 2014. In 2017, Florida Armenians was proud to endorse his successful re-election campaign. Singer’s involvement in the city is deep, where he sits on numerous boards and is involved with several community organizations. Of particular concern to Armenian American residents in Boca Raton, Mr. Singer has been a strong advocate for human rights and Armenian Genocide recognition. He has supported numerous resolutions in City Hall commemorating the Armenian Genocide and has attended Armenian community events at St. David Armenian Church in Boca Raton and throughout the city. Therefore, Florida Armenians is proud to support Scott Singer for Mayor of Boca Raton.
To learn more about Mr. Singer please click here.
Although new to politics, Mrs. Cottrell has been actively engaged in Boca Raton community and civic affairs. A Boca Raton native, she has sat on city boards and consulted with Fortune 500 companies. Given her deep roots to Boca Raton and the community, and her education and professional background, Florida Armenians is proud to endorse Mrs. Cottrell for Boca Raton City Council Seat A.
To learn more about Mrs. Cottrell please click here.
Following the suspension of Mayor Susan Haynie in April of this year, a special election to fill her seat was immediately scheduled for August 28, 2018, to coincide with the State of Florida’s Primary Election Day. In accordance with Florida’s new “resign to run” law, Scott Singer, who sat on the City Council at the time of Haynie’s suspension, resigned from city council to run for mayor to replace Haynie. That opened his seat for election, Seat A, which will also be decided tomorrow.
For more information about the City of Boca Raton municipal elections, please click here.