Boca Raton, FL – On October 18, 2017, Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie filed her intent to run for Palm Beach County Commission District 4. The election is being held in August of 2018. The District 4 seat is currently held by Commissioner Steven Abrams, who is term-limited. Susan is ready to follow in Commissioner Abrams’ footsteps and get right to work.
As Boca Raton Mayor, Susan has put residents first – making neighborhoods and families a top priority. As President of the Florida League of Cities, Susan took on tough issues in the Legislature and championed smart policies that have made our cities a safe and friendly place to live, work, play and learn. As Chair of the Palm Beach County Metropolitan Planning Organization, Susan led efforts to improve mobility and bring solutions to transportation challenges across the county.
Susan Haynie is running to share her vision and leadership with the residents of District 4 and bring her experience to the County Commission.
Susan Haynie stated, “I have heard from many community leaders and residents encouraging me to run for County Commission District 4. As Mayor, I have been an effective leader with a proven record of accomplishments. I understand our community, have a firm grasp of the issues and the experience needed to help move Palm Beach County forward.”
Susan Haynie was elected Mayor of Boca Raton in March 2014. As Mayor, Susan has worked constantly to improve the overall quality of life in Boca. She has focused on making the City government more responsive, efficient and accountable through innovation and technology.
As a well-respected municipal leader, Susan’s service also includes:
- Florida League of Cities, President
- Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council, Chair
- Palm Beach County League of Cities, Past President
- Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Gubernatorial Appointee
- Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization, Chair
- Ocean Coastal Task Force, PBC Representative
These roles have provided Mayor Haynie with a wealth of experience and knowledge that she hopes to bring to the County Commission.
Susan is a Florida Native and a 45-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 began her career as an Engineering Analyst with the City of Boca Raton. Susan is married to Neil Haynie. They have five adult children.