Horvath to replace Errol Jones on commission

Historic City News was informed that Roxanne Horvath was elected to the St Augustine City Commission Tuesday; replacing 10-year incumbent Errol Jones, who lost his bid for reelection in the August primary.

Horvath captured 57% of the vote to Bruce Maguire’s 43%, a vote of 3,466 to 2,574.

St Augustine City Manager John Regan and Commissioners Bill Leary and Nancy Sikes-Kline, attended a returns party held at the Council on Aging River House as news of the election came in. Neither Horvath nor Maguire attended the event.

Horvath, who is an architect, relied on her experience on a number of lower city boards while Maguire, former chairman of the St Johns County commission, campaigned for more attention to neighborhoods and a different direction in management of the city’s 450th commemoration.

Horvath will be sworn in at a reorganization meeting of the commission December 3, along with Mayor Joe Boles and Vice Mayor Leanna Freeman, both reelected without opposition.

The new commissioner will be put right to work with a regular meeting December 10, a 4:00 p.m. session before that meeting to discuss the future of the mini golf site on the bayfront, and a 9:00 a.m. session December 13 to begin discussions on the city zoning code, starting with the use of Planned Unit Developments.