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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Retired WWE wrestler Matt Morgan is now the mayor of Longwood

Posted By on Tue, May 7, 2019 at 12:10 PM

Retired WWE wrestler Matt Morgan was voted mayor of Longwood by his fellow commissioners Monday.

The two-time Impact World Tag Team Champion has been a city commissioner in the Seminole County municipality since 2017. Longwood is among the Florida cities that opt to let their commissioners pick a new mayor each year. All five city commissioners voted unanimously for Morgan, News 13 reports, including Deputy Mayor Brian Sackett, the longest tenured city commissioner in Longwood history.

"I am humbled and grateful to my fellow commissioners for believing in me," Morgan, who previously served as deputy mayor, told News 13. "Thank you [former Longwood mayor] Ben Paris for introducing me to politics to begin with, and encouraging me to go out in the community and be me."

Morgan's mayorship began Monday night, at the conclusion of the city hall meeting. And as a tweet from a News 13 reporter noted, Morgan may potentially be the country's tallest mayor as he stands at 7 feet.

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