Gulf Breeze mayor Beverly Zimmern and Mayor Pro Tem J.B. Schluter announced to city staff on Friday that they would not be seeking another term in office. Friday was also the last day for Gulf Breeze candidates to file their intentions to seek a city office. Only two candidates had filed as of Friday.
Gulf Breeze city attorney Matt Dannheisser was the only candidate to file for the mayor’s office, making him the city’s next mayor. Attorney Renee Bookout was the only candidate for Schluter’s position, making her effectively on the council in November. Zimmern has been the mayor since 2009, and has been on the city council since 2001. Her current term ends in December.
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