For the first time in Florida, voters elected an all-LGBTQ city commission

CNN 
by Gisela Crespo
November 7, 2018

 

(CNN) – A city in South Florida will have an all-LGBTQ City Commission after Tuesday’s election.

Residents of Wilton Manors voted for three gay candidates, including a mayor and two city commissioners, in the municipal election.

According to Victory Fund, an organization that works to increase the number of openly LGBTQ officials in all levels of government, Wilton Manors is the second city in the United States to have a city council with all gay members, after Palm Springs, California.

Commissioner Justin Flippen was elected mayor, while the outgoing mayor, Gary Resnick, won a commissioner seat. Paul Rolli won the second commissioner seat in a four-candidate race.

Commissioner Scott Newton, the only straight member of the commission, lost his re-election bid.

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