Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig To Run For State Representative

Anne Gerwig

Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig recently filed to run for state representative in District 93.

Gerwig, a successful small business owner, education advocate and longtime Palm Beach County resident, announced Wednesday, June 7 that she will run as a Republican candidate for the seat currently held by incumbent Democratic State Rep. Katherine Waldron, who was elected in 2022.

Gerwig is a 54-year resident of Palm Beach County and a 33-year resident of Wellington and District 93.

“I am running for state representative to bring my many years of experience and knowledge representing Wellington and District 93 to Tallahassee,” Gerwig said. “No other candidate has the experience I have representing our district. Some of the issues I want to focus on in Tallahassee include reducing the cost of homeowners’ insurance, protecting home rule, advancing local transportation initiatives to cut down on traffic and congestion, and continuing to be an advocate for education.”

Gerwig is currently serving her second four-year term as mayor of Wellington. She was the first mayor in Wellington history to be re-elected without opposition. Her term ends in March 2024. Gerwig also served for six years as a member of the Wellington Village Council prior to being elected as Mayor.

Gerwig will have 14 years of elected service in Wellington when she steps down next March.

Gerwig is the current director of client communications for Alan Gerwig & Associates Inc., a successful Wellington-based engineering firm.

Gerwig has served on numerous state, county and village boards and committees, including as an executive board member of the Florida League of Cities, as past president of the Palm Beach County League of Cities, on the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, the Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Transportation Planning Agency, the Homeless Advisory Board, and a member of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, to name a few.

Gerwig has also been a strong advocate for education. She previously served on the Wellington Landings Middle School Advisory Council and the Binks Forest Elementary School PTA, School Advisory Council and Executive Board. Gerwig was also instrumental in the naming of the Keely Spinelli Education Grant, which provides financial funding to all of Wellington’s schools to supplement their education initiatives.

In 2021, Gerwig was honored to receive the prestigious Global Statesman Award for advocating for strengthening American global leadership to support communities here at home.

Gerwig has been married to her husband Alan for 33 years. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.