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Teri Johnston

Photograph by John E. McDonald Where to Meet Locals According to , mayor of Key West When was sworn in as mayor of Key West last year, the occasion made headlines around the state. It wasn’t just because Johnston is only the second woman to serve as the town’s mayor in 190 years; she’s also among the first openly lesbian mayors in Florida. But even as out-of-towners gobbled up news of her victory, locals simply high-fived her as she strolled into City Hall. “I’ve been here twenty years,” says Johnston, sixty-eight. “The people here are my neighbors and my friends.”...

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