The next Boca election is March 2020 and the mayor has already filed to run again.
Singer filed the Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates form with the city clerk at 10:13 a.m. March 5. He lists himself as campaign treasurer.
Boca’s Municipal Election is non-partisan, so the party affiliation box is always left empty.
Singer told Boca Voice he wants to serve Boca residents for another term. He filed to get the paperwork out of the way, he added.
Singer was deputy mayor, an appointed post, when ex-mayor Susan Haynie was arrested in April 2018. She was charged with allegedly using the office for personal gain.
Gov. Rick Scott, now a U.S. senator, suspended her from office. As the deputy, Singer was sworn in as mayor.
He ran for the post officially in the Aug. 28 primary, besting candidates Al Zucaro and Bernard Korn. Singer received 11,887 votes or 63.42 percent of the ballots cast.
Korn filed to run for mayor again on Sept. 4, 2018. He’s wearing a campaign shirt and you’ll see him out and about. He received 579 votes, 3.09 percent of the votes cast.
No other mayoral candidates have surfaced yet, and there’s no rumors so far. But he or she has plenty of time.
The qualifying period for the March 2020 election isn’t until the first seven business days in January 2020, according to the city clerk’s office.
Once candidates file, they have to submit monthly finance reports to the city clerk. But elections are run and the votes are counted by the Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections.
By Marci Shatzman