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Tracy Upchurch appointed mayor of St. Augustine

Mar 4, 2019

Tracy Upchurch, director of the Frank D. Upchurch Sr. endowed Law Program at Flagler College, has been appointed mayor of St. Augustine following a unanimous vote by the City Commission on March 4. Upchurch was selected for the position after Mayor Nancy Shaver resigned to concentrate on her recovery from a stroke.

Tracy Upchurch headshot

Upchurch, who is also an Associate Professor of Law and History, served as St. Augustine’s mayor from 1990 to 1992 and as a city commissioner from 1988 to 1992. He was also a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1992 to 1996.

Upchurch will become mayor upon taking the oath of office sometime before March 10, according to the City of St. Augustine. His appointment is to complete Shaver’s term of office, which runs through Dec. 7, 2020.

Upchurch spent 25 years as a practicing attorney, and he also holds an MA in American History from the University of North Florida. At Flagler, he was honored with the Flagler College Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2009 and was voted the Faculty Member of the Year by the student body in 2015.

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