Gerald Wingate was elected on November 28, 2017, by fellow council members to fulfill the duty of the President of City Council. Council President Wingate served as Vice President from 2016 - 2017.
He was previously elected to represent District 5 in November of 2012 "with a lot of help and prayers from people in our community." Gerald represents the City Council on the Juvenile Justice Council and the Florida/Alabama Transportation Planning Organization.
Gerald is a native of Pensacola and a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Pensacola Junior College and the University of West Florida. He served his country for 25 years as an Army Officer and retired from the paper industry with 40 years of management experience. He is currently a realtor with Main Street Properties.
Gerald is married to Betsie Wingate. They have 5 children.