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Steve Geller named Broward County mayor

Mask order and job creation among his top priorities

Steve Geller is Broward County's new mayor.
Steve Geller is Broward County's new mayor. (Broward County Commission photo)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Steve Geller is Broward County’s new mayor after being selected by his fellow county commissioners to serve in that role Tuesday.

Geller had been Broward’s vice mayor, a position that will now be held by Michael Udine.

The elected commissioners decide on which members serve as their mayor and vice mayor on a yearly basis each November.

Dale Holness has been mayor for the past year.

Geller is a big proponent of wearing masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. He wrote a dated Tuesday asking Gov. Ron DeSantis to institute a statewide mandatory mask order and to rescind his order suspending fines for not wearing facial coverings.

Geller said his priority this year is to create high-paying jobs in the county, and Tuesday he revealed plans for a labor advisory council.

Geller has been in public service since 1988 when he was a Florida State Representative. He was elected to the state Senate in 1988, where he spent 10 years.

He was elected to the county commission to represent District 5 in 2016.

Geller got a special welcome to his new role from Dolphins legend Dan Marino, who sent a congratulatory video that was played at Tuesday’s commission meeting.


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