Mayor of Lantana, FL believed to have missused position for sexual favors

Lantana, FL is about 4 hours away from Jacksonville and 1 hour from Miami. It is alleged that the Mayor of Lantana, David Stewart, suggested that a woman have sex with him before he voted on whether or not her residential neighborhood would be receiving speed bump. 


According to the Palm Beach Postthe Florida Commission on Ethics found that Mayor Stewart "misused his position to attempt to obtain a sexual benefit for himself.” Although he has consistently denied the allegations, he has the option to have have a hearing before an administrative law judge to determine if he actually misused his position, or he has the option to settle . 


The woman accusing him, Catherine Padilla, wants him to resign and says that he should be ashamed of what he did. Also, that he should be held accountable for his actions. 


If he chooses to go to trial, he could be suspended or possibly removed from office, as well fines per each violation. 


Stewart has been the mayor of Lantana since the year 2000. 


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Mayor David Stewart of Lantana, FL

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