Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) – Wilton Manors is now the first city in the state to have an all-LGBT city commission.

Scott Newton, the last straight member of the commission, lost his re-election bid on Tuesday, finishing third in a four-candidate race to fill two spots on the commission.

Commissioner Justin Flippen was elected mayor and the outgoing mayor, Gary Resnick, won a commission seat. Newcomer Paul Rolli won the second commission seat. Two other commissioners — Julie Carson and Tom Green — are in the middle of their terms.

Victory Fund, which works to increase the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elected officials, urged Wilton Manors residents to make history with their votes.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s