By: Councilman Scott Singer Special to the Boca Newspaper
Thank you to nearly 12,000 Boca Raton residents who voted in our recent March municipal elections, which just concluded. I’m very happy and honored to share that I was re-elected as a Boca Raton City Councilman, garnering 71% of the vote in this city-wide election. My heartfelt thanks go out to the thousands and thousands who placed their trust in me to allow me to represent you, along with the countless hours from dedicated family, friends, and volunteers. Congratulations also to Mayor Susan Haynie, who was re-elected, and Andrea Levine O’Rourke, who will be succeeding term-limited Michael Mullaugh on the council. Hats off also to the dedicated candidates who devoted much effort over the last months to campaign so hard.
As involved as many were in this election, there are many more ways for residents to become involved. Voters in this election turned out at 18%. As surprising as that might be in a free society, it’s sadly average for our municipal elections. We still have more than 50,000 residents who did not vote on or before March 14, and our city would be stronger with greater involvement. More residents did choose the easy vote-by-mail option, and I’m hopeful that we will gain more voters over time through this method.
There are many ways for residents to become involved every day, and not only at election time. For starters, the City of Boca Raton has more than 20 resident advisory boards, and we are always looking for residents to contribute a few hours per month on the issues important to them. Our boards deal with a wide range of matters, including our waterways, the environment, business issues, our downtown, and transportation matters. If there are issues you are passionate about, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find our how you can become more involved. In addition, please stay in touch with me on social media (@ScottSingerUSA on all platforms) for more information about city events, issues, and my upcoming town halls.
Again, thank you for the opportunity to serve you. I’m looking forward to continuing our work in improving transportation in the city, attracting more high-paying jobs, expanding our parks and green space, improving our waterfront, and further increasing the outstanding quality of life we enjoy in Boca Raton. You can be as big a part of these efforts as you want, and hope you’ll consider sharing your ideas and time. Thank you!