Surfside, Fla., elects its first Orthodox Jewish mayor

Shlomo Danziger. Source: Twitter.

The businessman, father of five and native of Brooklyn, N.Y., seemed surprised by his election victory.


 Shlomo Danziger was elected on Tuesday to be the first Orthodox Jewish mayor of Surfside, Fla.

Danziger, 42, beat two incumbents—Mayor Charles Burkett by 33 votes and Vice Mayor Tina Paul by 23 votes—and garnered about 35 percent of the total votes in the mayoral race, reported

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In fact, seemed surprised by his election victory on Tuesday and told The Miami Herald: “We got much higher than we thought we were going to get.”

The swearing-in ceremony took place on Wednesday.


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