VERO BEACH – Vero Beach Mayor Kevin Sawnick turned to social media to announce his intent to run for re-election this November.
“It has been a great experience so far, and I hope to have the opportunity to continue to serve the people of Vero Beach,” Sawnick wrote on his Facebook page and linked to his Twitter account. “It is going to take a lot of hard work, and I look forward to working with all of you to make sure progress is made in Vero Beach,” his statement continued.
Sawnick joins former Vero Beach Mayor Craig Fletcher, who announced his bid to return to the dais in April.
Sawnick joined the Vero Beach City Council in November 2008, becoming the first Democrat to serve on council in recent memory. A year later, Sawnick was appointed to serve as the city’s Mayor.
He is a GED teacher working in the Florida Department of Corrections since 2005.
All but Councilman Brian Heady’s seat are up for grabs in the November election. There are three 2-year term seats and one 1-year term seat available.
Councilman Ken Daige was appointed to fill ousted Councilman Charlie Wilson’s seat, but only until the next election, leaving one year left unserved.
Vice Mayor Sabe Abell and Councilman Tom White’s seats are also up in November. They have yet to announce their intent to run.