Lesa will be the only LGBTQ member of the city commission
In these extraordinary and troubled times, we need leaders in our communities who care more about the people they represent than themselves. Lesa “Le” Peerman has been, and will again be, that kind of leader. Elected in 2011, she was the first openly gay elected official in Margate. She was the first openly gay woman to become Mayor in Margate and Broward County. When elected, she worked for the salary that was given in 2004, because she did not agree with all the raises the commissioners had given themselves. she donated the difference, every year to her creation, the Residents’ Project Fund. By 2018 when she left, she had given $40,000 of her own salary to the fund.
Lesa “Le” Peerman has been given the Dolphin Democrats Political Trailblazer Award, the Broward County Mayors Gala Award, the Margate Democratic Club Activist of the Year Award, the PETA Compassionate Legislator Award, and the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Ted Deutch.