Husband to divorce Cape Coral mayor who filed restraining order

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Kenneth Retzer, a city employee and firefighter, has filed for divorce from his new wife Mayor Marni Retzer.

The couple was quickly married after the mayor filed a restraining order against him. In court documents, Marni Retzer said she felt threatened and afraid of Kenneth Retzer whose attendance made meetings for her job uncomfortable.

Her name was quickly changed from Sawicki to Retzer on the city’s website after the couple’s nuptials. The marriage lasted a little more than two months. Retzer filed for divorce on Sept. 7, according to Glade County records.

Mayor Retzer said she will continue to make Cape Coral residents her priority.

“This is an extremely difficult time and involves an intensely personal matter between two people who care about each other. Please respect our personal privacy,” she said in a written statement. “Professionally, I have a city to serve in a job I love, and my focus remains on meeting the needs of our citizens. That has not, and will not, change.”

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