Bradenton Beach commissioners renew oath of office

Bradenton Beach Commissioners Ed Straight and Jan Vosburgh are on the dais for two more years.

Both commissioners were re-elected Nov. 4, Vosburgh won the vote over challenger Tjet Martin, and Straight, lacking an opponent on the ballot, was automatically returned to office. Both were sworn into office during a ceremony before a crowded gallery Nov. 17 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.

Bradenton Beach Mayor Bill Shearon attended, acting as master of ceremonies, while acting city clerk Terri Sanclemente administered the oaths of office.

Vosburgh teared up as she took the oath and pledged to “support, protect and defend the constitution and government of the United States and of the state of Florida.”

Straight maintained a solemn disposition during his oath, then broke out a smile as soon as the ceremony concluded.

Shearon thanked both commissioners for their service to the city and congratulated them on their election wins.

Straight was unopposed for his seat as city commissioner for Ward 2. Vosburgh retained her Ward 4 seat in the Nov. 4 election, winning more than 70 percent of the votes cast.

Both Straight and Vosburgh are serving their third and final terms as commissioners due to term limits established in the city charter.

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