If this city’s three incumbents want to keep their seats, they’ll have to beat three challengers.
This November, Mayor Gary Resnick will face off against Boyd Corbin while Commissioners Tom Green and Julie Carson will be up against Celeste Ellich and Paul Rolli. In 2014, Resnick won with 51.83 percent to Corbin’s 4.23 percent. Doug Blevins got the rest of the vote.
Ellich, the former president of the Wilton Manors Business Association, has ran unsuccessfully twice for a commission seat – in 2008 and 2010. In 2010, Carson defeated Ellich in a special election 51.52 percent to 48.48 percent. Rolli, president of the Central Area Neighborhood Association, has never run before.
Unlike some larger cities, Wilton Manors has no designated geographical areas so the two commission candidates with the most votes will be elected. Commission terms are four years and the mayor is elected for two years.