Teri is one of Florida's first lesbian mayors
Elected in November of 2018, Teri Johnston is the first openly lesbian woman to be elected as a city mayor in Florida history and only the second woman to serve as mayor of Key West in 192 years. Johnston served as City Commissioner in Key West for eight years before running for mayor in 2018. Johnston hit the ground running after being sworn into office with major revitalization plans for Key West’s business corridor, a focused plan to harden Key West from future weather events, improving near shore water quality and infrastructure improvements including sidewalks, streets and safe bicycle lanes. She has revitalized the Strategic Planning process to bring new direction to the Community and has been proud to accomplish these initiatives working closely with the residents of Key West.