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Key West Government

Key West Government

Information about the city government of Key West. The Key West government reflects a rich cultural and ethnic heritage, and tolerant embrace of diversity.

The island city of Key West is The Southernmost City in the Continental United States. The city boundaries encompass the island of Key West, the portion of Stock Island north of U.S. Highway 1, Sigsbee Park (Formerly known as Dredgers Key.), Fleming Key, and Sunset Key (Formerly known as Tank Island.)

The Key West City Government is structured as a Mayor – City Council system. The City Council is known as the City Commission, with 6 citizen commissioners, elected from individual city districts, holding seats on the council. The Mayor of Key West is elected with a citywide vote.

The city government of Key West reflects the Key’s rich cultural and ethnic heritage, and tolerant embrace of diversity. Among the list of former Key West Mayors is the first Cuban immigrant to be elected Mayor of a U.S. city, as well as one of America’s first openly gay mayors.

Mayors of Key West

2009-present — Craig Cates
2005–2009 — Morgan McPherson
1999–2005 — Jimmy Weekley
1997–1999 — Sheila Mullins
1995–1997 — Dennis Wardlow (3rd Term)
1995–1995 — Tom Sawyer
1991–1995 — Dennis Wardlow (2nd Term)
1989–1991 — Tony Tarracino
1987–1989 — Richard A. Heyman (2nd Term)
1985–1987 — Tom Sawyer
1983–1985 — Richard A. Heyman
1981–1983 — Dennis Wardlow[3]
1971–1981 — Charles “Sonny” McCoy
1969–1971 — Delio Cobo (2nd Term)
1963–1969 — Kermit Lewin
1961–1963 — C. B. Harvey (2nd Term)
1957–1961 — Delio Cobo
1951–1957 — C. B. Harvey
1951–1951 — Louis M. J. Eisner (2nd Term)
1950–1951 — John Carbonell (2nd Term)
1949–1950 — Louis M. J. Eisner
1947–1949 — A. Maitland Adams
1945–1947 — William W. Demeritt (2nd Term)
1945–1945 — John Carbonell
1945–1945 — William W. Demeritt
1937–1945 — Willard Albury
1935–1937 — Henry C. Galey
1933–1935 — William H. Malone
1925–1933 — Leslie A. Curry
1921–1925 — Frank H. Ladd
1919–1921 — Louis E. Otto
1917–1919 — Allen B. Cleare
1915–1917 — Norberg Thompson
1907–1915 — Dr. Joseph N. Fogarty
1905–1907 — George L. Babcock
1903–1905 — Benjamin D. Trevor
1898–1903 — George L. Bartlum
1897–1898 — John B. Maloney
1895–1897 — James A. Waddell (2nd Term)
1891–1895 — Robert Jasper Perry (2nd Term)
1889–1891 — Walter C. Maloney, Jr.
1888–1889 — James A. Waddell
1886–1888 — J. W. V. R. Plummer
1885–1886 — James G. Jones
1883–1885 — R. Alfred Monsalvatage
1882–1883 — William McClintock
1881–1882 — E. O. Gwynn (4th Term)
1880–1881 — Robert Jasper Perry
1876–1880 — Livingston W. Bethel
1875–1876 — Carlos M. de Cespedes[2]
1874–1875 — E. O. Gwynn (3rd Term)
1873–1874 — W. S. Allen (2nd Term)
1872–1873 — Winer Bethel[1]
1871–1872 — William D. Cash
1870–1871 — Joseph B. Browne[1]
1870–1870 — Henry Mulrennan (2nd Term)
1869–1870 — uncertain
1868–1869 — Dr. D. W. Whitehurst
1868–1868 — W. S. Allen
1868–1868 — Henry Mulrennan
1867–1868 — Alexander Patterson (6th Term)
1866–1867 — E. O. Gwynn (2nd Term)
1866–1866 — William Marvin (2nd Term)
1865–1866 — Alexander Patterson (5th Term)
1864–1865 — E. O. Gwynn
1861–1864 — Alexander Patterson (4th Term)
1861–1861 — Willam Marvin
1857–1861 — John P. Baldwin
1856–1857 — Alexander Patterson (3rd Term)
1855–1856 — Philip J. Fontaine (3rd Term)
1854–1855 — William Curry
1854–1854 — John W. Porter (2nd Term)
1853–1854 — John W. Porter
1852–1853 — Fernando J. Moreno
1848–1852 — Alexander Patterson (2nd Term)
1846–1848 — Walter C. Maloney[1]
1844–1846 — Benjamin Sawyer
1842–1844 — Philip J. Fontaine (2nd Term)[1]
1841–1842 — Alexander Patterson
1840–1841 — Philip J. Fontaine[1]
1839–1840 — Pardon C. Greene[1]
1838–1839 — Tomaso Saccheti (Socarty)
1837–1838 — William A. Whitehead
1835–1837 — Fielding A. Browne (2nd Term)
1834–1835 — Adam Gordon
1833–1834 — Fielding A. Browne
1832–1833 — Oliver O’Hara, Mayor
1828–1828 — Edgar Macon, Mayor

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