By Selene Raj
At a special city commission meeting, the winners of the city’s November 3 election will be sworn in to office.
In District 1, Marlon Bolton will be sworn in once again, after a resounding win with almost 75 percent of the vote, against challenger Michelle Jones. In 2016, Bolton made history as the youngest and first Black commissioner elected.
History will be made once again as Elvin Villalobos, who unseated Commissioner Julie Fishman in a tight race for District 3, takes the oath of office. Villalobos, a real estate owner, will be the city’s first Hispanic commissioner and the first person elected who doesn’t live in the Kings Point community.
Only city officials, staff, and invited guests are allowed into the city hall chambers or an extra meeting room where they will watch on a monitor; however, the public can watch it live or on-demand at City Commission Meetings.
The swearing-in ceremony takes place Monday, November 16, at 10:00 a.m.
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- Selene Raj is a writer and a Florida International University graduate. Born in Trinidad and raised in America, she completed her Master's in Mass Communications in 2020, and has been living in Coral Springs since 2004. She is passionate about the communities she lives and works in and loves reporting and sharing stories that are as complex and meaningful as the people who live in them.