By Sharon Aron Baron
Vice mayor and business owner Robert “Bob” Mayersohn announced his reelection campaign for city commission District 4 after qualifying on Monday.
Mayersohn has served as commissioner of District 4 since 2016 and vice mayor since 2019. The district encompasses 441 to the east, Loxahatchee to the north, Parkside Drive to the west. and Pine Tree Estates and Country Acres.
“My family and I are proud to call Parkland our home, and I have always strived to give back to our community in good times and bad,” he said.
Mayersohn, a 24-year Parkland resident, earned a bachelor’s of arts in communications from State University of New York College at Buffalo and his master’s degree from Syracuse University SI Newhouse School of Public Communications. He owns a food brokerage company, where he is an outside independent sales agent for food manufacturers.
He lives with his longtime partner, Margie, and has a son, Garrett, who graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2013. Now 25, Garrett works as a community outreach specialist for the Center for Independent Living.
Recognized for his work improving the lives of Parkland residents in various capacities, in 2020, Mayersohn was named a “Home Rule Hero” by the Florida League of Cities and earned a prestigious 2-1-1 Excellence Award from 211 Broward for his leadership during a time of crisis.
In addition, Mayersohn sits on the board of directors for the Broward League of Cities and the Parkland Chamber of Commerce.
Mayersohn has also held various community leadership roles, including chair of the Parkland Education Advisory Board, a member of the City of Parkland Planning and Zoning Advisory Board, and president of Parkland Buddy Sports.
“My experience as a parent, community advocate, and entrepreneur has given me the diverse skill set needed for effective and responsible leadership,” said Mayersohn.
His campaign will focus on improving public safety, supporting early learning programs for Parkland students, and preserving the community parks and greenways.
He faces one challenger: political newcomer Robert Brannen, a four-year resident of Parkland who lives in Pine Tree Estates.
As Parkland starts reopening, Mayersohn said he would continue supporting “Buy Local” initiatives to put small businesses first.
“The COVID-19 crisis has hit our community hard,” he said, “We need trusted leadership to help guide us through these difficult times more than ever.”
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