Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie first to file for mayoral race

Susan_Haynie_Headshot cropBoca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie filed her intent to run for Mayor on Tuesday, after serving the city for four years. Mayor Susan Whelchel will not run again in March 2014 due to term limits. The election will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Haynie released the following information:

“In my years on the Boca Raton City Council, we have accomplished so much for our City and have laid a foundation for continued success and prosperity. Now, I want to take my experience to the Mayor’s office, and continue to lead Boca Raton in the right direction. We are going to be running a strong, grassroots campaign and I look forward to sharing my message of fiscal responsibility, public safety, lower taxes and ethical representation with the residents of Boca Raton,” Susan Haynie stated.

“Having served with Susan Haynie on the Boca Raton City Council, I have seen a hard-working leader who is extremely dedicated to our community. With her ideas and depth of experience, I know she would make an outstanding Mayor,” Mayor of Boca Raton Susan Whelchel said.

“Susan has a proven record of commitment to the safety and integrity of our neighborhoods. She always listens to residents’ concerns and works with all of us to find solutions to the issues affecting our neighborhoods,” neighborhood leader Joanne Morrison said.

Susan is a Florida Native and a 40-year resident of Boca Raton. She is a graduate of Lynn University and holds a certification in Traffic Engineering Studies from Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University. Susan is a State licensed General Contractor and a Community Association Manager. Susan is married to Neil Haynie, they have five adult children and live in the Camino Gardens neighborhood.

Susan Haynie’s strong public and community service record can been seen through her involvement with the Boca Raton Planning and Zoning Board, Federation of Boca Raton Homeowners Association, Coastal Ocean Task Force, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and as a former member of the Board of Directors of Boca Helping Hands. Additionally, as a leader in transportation planning, Susan’s service also includes:

  • Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council, Vice Chair
  • Florida League of Cities Board of Directors, Member
  • South East Florida Transportation Council, Chair
  • Palm Beach County League of Cities, Past President
  • Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization, Chair
  • Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Gubernatorial Appointee

These roles have provided Susan with a wealth of experience and knowledge that have significantly benefited Boca Raton. Susan has helped to improve the City and strengthen its reputation as a world-class destination.

You can get more information on Deputy Mayor Haynie and follow her on Facebook here.


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