MACEDONIA - Macedonia Mayor Joseph Migliorini resigned from office Monday afternoon, effective immediately. The resignation comes days after word got out that he has been charged with misdemeanor battery after a domestic incident in Florida.
He's accused of slapping a woman in the face and pulling her by her hair outside a restaurant in Palm Beach Gardens back in late April.
A bystander witnessed the incident, contacted authorities, and Migliorini was later arrested at a nearby marina.
On June 22nd, he was ordered to complete 12 hours of anger management courses, to have no contact with the woman and not have any firearms or weapons.
A statement released Monday read in-part:
" While I believe that I can continue to fulfill my official duties pursuant to the Constitution and the Charter of the City of Macedonia, and would endure whatever personal pain may be required to continue to serve as Mayor, I must not act selfishly, but rather for the greater good of the City, and out of respect for my family, children and grandchildren. I cannot and will not let the allegation be a distraction from the important business of the City."
Migliorini, 65, first served as mayor of Macedonia from 1988 to 2001. He was re-elected in 2015.
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(image courtesy Palm Beach Gardens Police)