Father Tony

Anthony Niedwiecki elected Mayor of Oakland Park, Florida

Filed By Father Tony | March 10, 2009 10:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Anthony Niedwiecki, Florida, Oakland Park, Waymon Hudson

Just ran out of the victory party to let you all know that Anthony Niedwiecki has become a city commissioner in Oakland Park, Forida, winning his first race for public office. At the time of this report, he is apparently the highest vote getter, making him the Mayor of Oakland Park, a community of 42,000, for the next four years.

It appears that Anthony is the only gay candidate to win in this year's round of elections in this region.

And, everyone at the party was congratulating Bilerico's own Waymon Hudson, Anthony's husband, on becoming First Lady of Oakland Park, Florida.

PS: the victory party is raging at Fort Lauderdale's most fabulous building.

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Great news. Congratulations to you both. WOW glamorous and impressive digs.

I had every expectation that Anthony would win. Congratulations to Anthony and Waymon!!!


So do we get to call Waymon The First Dude of Oakland Park, FL?

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | March 11, 2009 12:17 AM

Finally I have sent a political contribution to a winning candidate! I want swag for this!

Seriously, your accomplishments are an inspiration!

Wow! So, will Obama be inviting you to for a state dinner soon? Can I go? Huh? Can I?

Great News!! This was the first thing I read this morning -- awesome way to start the day.

Kudos guys!!

Thanks so much everyone! We are so excited, proud, and beyond happy!

Thanks to the Bilerico Family who really came through and supported us all the way through this long process!

My favorite part is that the newspapers are all covering Anthony's win as "gay activist become top winner in Oakland Park". It brings tears to my eyes that we ran such an out, proud, and successful campaign.

It truly is a new day in Florida.

Many congratulations! Does this mean you're buying a new puppy, or are you saving that for when you hit the White House?

Kevin Niedwiecki | March 11, 2009 3:57 PM

Congrats little brother!!!!!!!!!!!! You and Waymon are truly an inspiration to me and our family. I can't stop telling everyone here in Michigan. We are so proud.

Love you, Kevin

One of my newest cyber friends just moved to Ft. Lauderdale, telling her your story. From 5/1/07 to now! Quite a trip guys!

Congratulations! A change for the better in Florida! May it be the first of many victories to come.

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | March 12, 2009 12:08 AM

Congratulations!!! What awesome news.