Wewahitchka Mayor Phillip Gaskin poses with an award he received last year celebrating his more than 25 years as an elected city official. [ Wendy Weitzel | The Star ]
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Gaskin unopposed in Wewa mayoral race

Wewahitchka Mayor Phillip Gaskin will return to their offices for another term after drawing no challengers during the city’s candidate qualifying period, which closed June 16.

No city election will be held in 2023 as a result.

Gaskin will be entering his fourth term as the city’s mayor, having first been elected to the position in 2011.

He has served as an elected official for the city for 28 years.

Gaskin will serve another four-year term in the position, which is elected on a non-partisan basis. He will be sworn in for his new term in November.

Wewahitchka City Commissioners Ralph Fisher (Ward 2) and Brian Cox (Ward 1) will be up for reelection next year.

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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