The Shakeup in Boca Raton Politics Has Begun

Commissioner Robert Weinroth

City Councilman Robert Weinroth (pictured above) told me this morning that he would not run for reelection to Seat D. Instead, Weinroth will run for the District 4 seat on the Palm Beach County Commission.

Mayor Susan Haynie also is a candidate for the commission and was the heavy favorite until a Palm Beach Post story about a contract her husband’s property management company has with a condo community where James and Marta Batmasian—Boca Raton’s largest private landowners —own most of the units.

Weinroth had to decide by today because qualifying for the March 13 city election closes at 5 p.m.

Monica Mayotte had been Weinroth’s challenger. I’m told that there will be one and perhaps two credible candidates in Seat D along with Mayotte.

Weinroth’s decision also could affect what had been expected to be a special election for mayor in March 2019.

I will have much more about this in my Thursday post.