Full house for swearing in with family, friends, and community leaders. Former council members included Mike Mullaugh and Constance Scott. Abrams term limits out in November as he joked about looking for work. This will be his last swearing-in.
Scott told Thomson “your seat awaits” as he took his place on the dais. “The election showed there are divisions in the city and I will work with my colleagues to bridge them,” Thomson said.
Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer and Andy Thomson filled the vacant seat on the city council. Both were sworn in before three city meetings today.
Singer was sworn in by Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams, a former Boca mayor. Thomson was sworn in by the Rev. Tommy Kiedis, Spanish River Church.
Singer officially won his title through March 2020 with 63 percent of the vote in the August 28th special election.
Singer was deputy mayor when Governor Rick Scott suspended former Mayor Susan Haynie from office in April and Singer was sworn in as mayor.
Haynie was charged with criminal offenses for allegedly misusing her office for personal gain.
Thomson won his council seat by a narrow margin in a recount with Kathy Cottrell.
The Jewish New Year changed the usual two city meetings Monday and the Tuesday night council meeting today.