Strong, Steady Leadership

Re-elect Rolli: Reliable, Reputable, Responsive.

Paul Rolli is seeking a second term as city commissioner to ensure the initiatives in process are brought to fruition and to keep the momentum of the commission moving forward. This commission accomplished so much because it is a focused and cohesive team.

He was overwhelmingly elected as a city commissioner in 2018 and voted in as Vice Mayor by the City Commission in 2020. He is an advocate for all residents with the ability to bring people together to move the city forward. Paul has an open ear, embraces feedback from the community and has shown that he is willing to seek common ground. These are the qualities of a true leader.

Vice Mayor Rolli has helped guide the commission through challenging times including the untimely death of the city’s beloved mayor and the COVID pandemic. Paul is a key member of a new dynamic and focused commission.  Through informed, careful, considerate leadership, he helped bring the city to a major turning point. The city continues on a new path that includes a sustainable future with smart growth while addressing infrastructure, environmental and safety issues. 

He is currently Vice President of the Island City Foundation, a city representative to the Broward League of Cities and the Metropolitan Planning Organization and also a Board member of the Our Fund Community Foundation.

Paul retired from a 37-year career with the IRS where he learned to lead and think strategically. As a top-level manager, he oversaw IRS offices around the world and a headquarters operation where he was responsible for budget, operational strategy, and policy formulation as well as execution. He received a B.S. in Commerce with a major in accounting from Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. 

Paul is an active member of the community attending all city commission meetings and a majority of the local events in person. He can be seen about the community in a variety of locations and venues. He served as the President of the Central Area Neighborhood Association, past Chairman of the City’s Budget Review Advisory Committee. Past Board service includes the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida and Taste of the Island. He is a member of the Wilton Manors Historical Society, Friends of the Library and Wilton Manors parks focus groups. Paul is the first Recipient of Wilton Manors Community Award for outstanding volunteer service (2016). He served as a member of the Finance Committee and the Senior Advisory Council for the Pride Center. Paul is also a member of the Human Rights Campaign, Our Fund iGive Society, SunServe Guardian Circle, Stonewall Society, Equality Florida, LBGTQ Democratic Caucus and others. He is a member of all four neighborhood associations.

Paul is a resident homeowner since 2006 and lives with Bennett Quade, his partner of 25 years, and Priscilla, their mini doxie.  Paul is dedicated to making the Island City a place where “life is just better.”

Remember – Re-Elect Rolli – Reliable – Reputable – Responsive – Vote Paul, This Fall !