Rex Buzzett, left, Eric Langston, center, and Steve Kerigan were elected to terms in city government last month. [ Wendy Weitzel | The Star ]
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Buzzett, Langston, Kerigan sworn in for new term

Port St. Joe Mayor Rex Buzzett and commissioners Eric Langston and Steve Kerigan were sworn in for their new terms as elected city officials Tuesday in the city’s commission chambers.

Friends and family gathered to congratulate the men, who were elected to their offices last month.

This will be Buzzett’s third term as the city’s mayor, after having spent a decade as a city commissioner prior to that.

It will be Langston’s third term as the city commissioner from Group 1.

This will be Kerigan’s first term as a city commissioner, taking the vacant Group 2 seat left by David Ashbrook, who did not seek reelection this year.

All three took the oath of office, administered by County Judge Tim McFarland, in front of an audience of about 25 members of the public. Their terms will last for a little more than two years, as city election dates were changed from May to November by a referendum measure approved by voters last month.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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