FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.,- The Fort Myers Beach election went to the ladies! For the first time ever, three women celebrated a victory win after the beach community voted them in to serve on council. WINK News sat down with all three councilwomen to see what their plans are for the community.
"I think it was a victory for our whole community, I didn't see it as a personal victory, for me it was more collective," said Anita Cereceda.
It's a day that will go down in history! Dreams came true for three women vowing to serve on the Fort Myers Beach town council.
"We are going to work well together, we compliment each other," said Rexann Hosafros.
Anita Cereceda, Rexann Hosafros and Summer Stockton are the newest council members looking to improve the quality of life on the 7-mile barrier island.
"The best way to sum up how I feel is from am email I got this morning that said-- 'it's as though our entire island has been bathed in light,'" said Summer Stockton.
Stockton is the youngest person in beach history to win a seat and has lived here since she was five-years-old.
"I would like to join forces with other towns and lead the charge on Lake O discharges and cleaning up our water way," Stockton told WINK News.
And Cereceda served as town mayor back in 1995.
"In the immediate future, I am going to focus on re-engaging this community and their government, without that, we don't get off go!"
Now, speaking to each woman one on one, they each have different visions for the future of the island.
"I think the biggest concern is getting the potable water system completed. I know we have started it but it has bogged down many times, that system is in horrible shape."
"The trolley to me is essential on FMB, every person who is on that trolley is out of a car and consequently improving our traffic condition."
"We should be able to wi-fi the island! And what a wonderful thing!"
The council-women will be sworn in for their three year terms on the 18th at the town council meeting. In town council history, there have not been any women who have served on council together during a term.