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Scott Newton has a challenger for mayor, a newcomer to the Island City.

- Kim Swan, Editor


Newcomer to City Challenges Scott Newton for Mayor

By John Hayden

The race to be mayor of Wilton Manors offers contrasting candidates. 

Incumbent Scott Newton is a lifelong resident of the city. Mike Sansevero is a longtime resident and local realtor. Mark Beigay is relatively new to the city, having moved here in early 2023 and works at Covenant House as an intake case manager. 

The Gazette has interviewed Newton and Sansevero about the upcoming race. Beigay, however, is a fresh entrant to city politics. He talked with the Gazette and gave a look into his motivations. 

Beigay grew up outside Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in education with a major in communications media and a minor in technical theater. He has worked in environmental health and safety. 

“Safety and Risk Management are priorities to me in whatever my pursuits are. And will be as mayor of Wilton Manors.” 

He lived in Fort Lauderdale in the early ‘90s, but it was a fateful trip that drew him to the Island City permanently. 

“I returned for a visit to Wilton Manors in October 2022, with my gay brother, who had been visiting Wilton Manors annually for many years. He loves Wilton Manors. And I fell in love with Wilton Manors all over again and decided I was going to move to Wilton Manors and work towards becoming mayor of the city that had such a great impact upon me from this visit at this time in my life.”


Get Tested & Have Fun Sat. in Fort Lauderdale to Celebrate Nat’l HIV Testing Day

This Saturday, June 22, the Black AIDS Advisory Group of Broward County (BAAG) and Broward County Health Department are holding an event with the tagline “Take the Test & The Next Step.”

Oakland Park Declares June as Equality Month

June has been officially recognized as LGBTQ+ Equality Month in Oakland Park, thanks to a proclamation by Mayor Mitch Rosenwald during the June 5 city commission meeting.


Future of Former Wilton Collective Building

With its big picture windows and prime location on Wilton Drive by The Manor Complex, the former Wilton Collective building has been eyed by a lot of businesses interested in grabbing the spot. However, it seems the owner is not in the mood for a long-term commitment.

Weekly Events

TODAY: Family & Me Pottery Painting

Get creative with your loved ones at the Family & Me Pottery Painting event, where you can bond, paint, and make lasting memories together.

SAT: Pride Bar Crawl

It's the 7th Annual Pride Bar Crawl, where the pride spirit and good times collide.

SUN: Drag Brunch

Get ready for a fabulous Sunday Drag Brunch at The Well, where you'll enjoy mouthwatering food, bottomless mimosas, and jaw-dropping performances.

July 20: Soul Harmony Retreat

Join Rev Skip Jennings for the "Soul Harmony Retreat: A One-Day Yoga, Meditation, and Empowerment Experience," a concentrated journey to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit on July 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Job Opportunities

Inside Sales Representative -- Fort Lauderdale

South Florida Health Insurance Solutions is hiring an Inside Sales Representative who will be the go-to person for clients, helping them with health insurance needs and directing them to the right policy that fits their needs, and more. $60,000 - $175,000 a year.

Administrative Assistant -- Fort Lauderdale

A to Z -GC Home Improvement is hiring an Administrative Assistant to provide customers with the necessary information concerning each step of their project, offering the highest level of Customer Service as their primary contact, and more. $45,000 - $65,000 a year.

Friday's Furry Friend

Looking for a doodle? A doodle who loves to play, is active and would love a dog with the same energy level to keep him busy? If you said “yes” then Max (ID 683495), the 1-year-old, 68-pound, doodle is waiting to meet you at the Humane Society of Broward County. Max is a curious fellow who wants to be part of everything. He likes going for walks, LOVES to play fetch, and he is potty-trained. Max needs an active family who spend time with him. Are you a good fit for Max?

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