Key West elected a new mayor for the first time in nine years. And Teri Johnston’s victory was historic – she’s the first openly lesbian woman to win election as a mayor in Florida, according to Stratton Pollitzer, chair of Equality Florida Action PAC.
“Teri is the first out lesbian candidate to be elected mayor of a Florida city, and her victory continues a proud Key West tradition of leading on LGBTQ equality,” said Pollitzer. “Teri has been an outstanding advocate of equality during her time on the Key West Commission and we are thrilled to now call her mayor.”
People held signs in support of Johnston across the island. Johnston’s daughters held signs that read: “Moms for Teri!”
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