Jack Seiler

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Jack Seiler
Portrait Representative Seiler.jpg
41st Mayor of Fort Lauderdale
Assumed office
March 17, 2009
Preceded by Jim Naugle
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 92nd district
In office
January 2001 – January 2009
Preceded by Tracy Stafford
Succeeded by Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed
Mayor of Wilton Manors
In office
Preceded by  ???
Succeeded by John Fiore
Personal details
Born (1963-05-27) May 27, 1963 (age 51)
Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Rimes
Children Marianna
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
University of Miami
Religion Roman Catholicism

John P. "Jack" Seiler (born May 27, 1963) is an American politician and Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to this he was a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, from 2000 to 2008 representing District 92 which is located in Broward County, Florida.[1][2] He served as mayor, vice mayor and city council member of Wilton Manors, Florida from 1993 to 2000.[1]

Seiler was a candidate to succeed term-limited[3] Jim Naugle in the 2009 mayoral election for Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was elected February 10, 2009, winning against three opponents with more than 57 percent of the vote,[4] avoiding a run-off election.[5] Analysis of the race suggests Seiler won because of high name recognition and strong fundraising[3] which exceeded $250,000.[6] Seiler was sworn in March 17, 2009.[7] On January 31, 2012, Seiler was reelected with 75.03% of the vote in a three-way race.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Rep. John P. "Jack" Seiler". Florida House of Representatives. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  2. ^ Lyons, Doug (2007-07-02). "Who will succeed Jack Seiler?". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2009-02-11.  ("Next year will be state Rep. Jack Seiler's last year in the Florida House ...")
  3. ^ a b Sherman, Amy (2009-02-11). "Jack Seiler wins race for Fort Lauderdale mayor". The Miami Herald. Retrieved 2009-02-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ Man, Anthony (2009-02-10). "Jack Seiler, Fort Lauderdale's new mayor: "It feels great"". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  5. ^ Wallman, Brittany (2009-02-10). "Seiler crushes opponents in Ft. Lauderdale mayoral win, Rodstrom will get second term". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  6. ^ Wallman, Brittany (2009-02-09). "Jack Seiler tops $250,000 in contributions for Lauderdale mayor's race". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  7. ^ Sherman, Amy (2009-03-17). "Fort Lauderdale commission swearing-in marks changing of the guard". The Miami Herald. Retrieved 2009-03-17. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Elections: 1/31/2012". Broward Country Supervisor of Elections. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Naugle
Mayor of Fort Lauderdale