BOCA RATON—Next year’s city election has its first race.
Boca Raton lawyer Scott Singer Monday became the second candidate for Seat A on the City Council for the March 11 election.
Singer, 36, was born in Miami and graduated from Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale. He graduated from Harvard University cum laude with a bachelor's degree in government. His Boca law practice is focused on business litigation.
For the past year, the father of a 2-year-old boy and a 2-week-old girl has been a regular at City Council meetings and workshops.
“I’m very concerned about the long-term future of our city,” Singer said.
Singer, who recently made a splash winning $40,000 on the game show Jeopardy! said he wants Boca to have the best public safety, a strong economic base to support home values and jobs, and the most outstanding governmental services, delivered in a fiscally responsible way.
He said that he and his wife could have chosen a lot of different places to settle, but Boca stood out.
“I’ve seen Boca Raton develop over 30 years into the wonderful city it is,” Singer said. “I want to make sure my children have the same opportunity when they make a choice about where to work and raise their families.”
He will face Craig Ehrnst, a treasurer at NCCI, a national workers compensation insurance data services firm, who is also running for Seat A, currently occupied by term-limited Susan Haynie. She is making a bid for mayor.