Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, released the following statement on Mayor Justin Flippen passing away yesterday evening:
“All of us at the Florida Democratic Party mourn the loss of Mayor Justin Flippen. Our hearts go out to Mayor Flippen’s family and loved ones and to the city of Wilton Manors.
“Florida lost a rising star last night. Mayor Justin Flippen was a wonderfully kind man who cared about bettering his community and our state. Mayor Flippen was a tireless advocate for Wilton Manors and the LGBTQ community. History will remember him for leading the first all LGBTQ city commission in Florida and how that was an important step for equality. We will remember him for dedicating his life to public service and for his warmth toward others.”