Lesbian Commissioner Censured For Facebook Profanity

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(SS) Margate City Hall got a lesson in etiquette when a commissioner recently dropped the "F" bomb on Facebook.

Commissioner Lesa "Le" Peerman last month wrote a post online with an expletive about the commission's nomination of the mayor, instead of taking turns at the top ceremonial job.

"I was extremely upset," Peerman told the commission, explaining that she had been tagged in a Facebook post congratulating Mayor Tommy Ruzzano even though she and another commissioner had been bypassed for the job.

Vice Mayor Arlene Schwartz told her colleagues to "stop, take a breath" and to think before posting. The City Commission recently voted to publicly censure Peerman, meaning it passed a resolution showing disapproval.

"I had a moment of being human," Peerman said.

Peerman, a lesbian, has been endorsed in the past by the Victory Fund and Equality Florida. 

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