Estero council elects new mayor, vice mayor

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Jim Boesch and Bill Ribble

ESTERO, Fla. The Village Council replaced Mayor Nick Batos and Vice Mayor Howard Levitan on Wednesday after they announced they wouldn’t seek additional terms.

Council members elected District 5 representative Jim Boesch as mayor and District 1 representative Bill Ribble as vice mayor.

WINK News reporter Jessica Alpern broke the news via Twitter:


Levitan cited his belief that the executive positions should be rotated among council members for his decision not to run for re-election. Batos didn’t give a reason for his decision.

Batos will continue on the council as District 6 representative.

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