Former Mayor Bob Margolis Files To Run For Open Seat On Wellington Council

Bob Margolis

Former Wellington Mayor Bob Margolis has filed to run for Seat 1 on the Wellington Village Council. The election will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

The seat is being vacated by Councilman Michael Drahos next spring, when a majority of the council will have to relinquish their seats. Two council members and the mayor are all prohibited from running for re-election again due to term limits, leaving just two members of the current governing body.

“I believe a senior voice, blessed with institutional knowledge and experience in local government, is an important perspective to have at the table.,” Margolis said. “Therefore, I’ve decided to run for village council.”

Margolis noted his many years of Wellington government experience.

“As the very first chair of Wellington’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Board in 1998, and in my past terms as both mayor and on the council, I helped move the village toward our common goals: superb quality of life, safe and secure neighborhoods, superior senior services, and unsurpassed parks and recreation facilities. I look forward to continuing this work.,” Margolis said.

Throughout a long career with Procter & Gamble, Margolis also served his community. He coached youth basketball for more than a decade and was president of the Wellington High School Booster Club. He entered public service on Wellington’s first Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, serving from 1998 to 2003. Margolis served on the Wellington Village Council from 2003 to 2008, and as mayor from 2012 to 2016.

He is currently the development director and Glades area liaison for the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, a youth music program for 350 children.

“I’ve always considered it a privilege to serve the people of Wellington in whatever way I could, and I can’t wait to be ‘back in the saddle,’” Margolis said with a grin.

Two council seats and the mayor’s seat are up for election next March. Candidates have until November to qualify for the ballot.

As of this week, Margolis and Jay Webber have filed to run for Seat 1, being vacated by Councilman Michael Drahos. Shelly Albright has filed to run for Seat 4, being vacated by Vice Mayor Michael Napoleone. Napoleone, meanwhile, has filed to run for mayor, as has Kesnel Theus.