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Port Orange Observer Friday, Mar. 1, 2019 2 months ago

Port Orange City Council appoints interim council member for District 1

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Jack Wiles was sworn in as the interim council member to represent District 1 on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
by: Tanya Russo Staff Writer

The Port Orange City Council voted unanimously to appoint Jack Wiles as the interim council member for District 1 during a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Wiles, who is filling position vacated by the late Bob Ford, was sworn in at the meeting. Wiles will represent District 1 on the council until a permanent council member is elected at the primary election on April 30, or if needed, at a special election to be held June 11.

City council welcomed its newest interim member, Jack Wiles. Photo taken by Tanya Russo

Wiles, a sales manager with Atlantic Marine, describes himself as a fiscal conservative who believes in keeping taxes low while continuing to grow the beauty of the Port Orange community. He decided to apply for the interim position because of his experience with the city over the years. He has chaired the advisory board for parks and recreation for the past 23 years. He has worked with city managers, built his home and has investments in the city.

“Living in District 1 gives me an intimate knowledge of some of the things that can be improved upon in this area,” Wiles said. “I would be happy to work with the transition with the permanent District 1 council person to pass on some of those ideas.”

Wiles and his wife, Mary, have two children who have businesses in Port Orange.

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