david stewart

David J.Stewart
Elected March 2000, March 2003, March 2006, March 2009, March 2012, March 2015, March 2018

Term expires March 2021

As a lifetime area resident, Mayor Stewart, graduated from Lake Worth High and attended Palm Beach Community College. After attending college, he started working in the air conditioning industry, and has been employed in the field for more than 45 years. He is former President and current member of the Palm Beach Air Conditioning Contractors Association.

He has been active in the Lantana community since moving here in 1977.  He served as a former President of the Hypoluxo Island Homeowners Association and as Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board before being elected as Mayor.

Mayor Stewart was elected in 2000 and is currently serving his seventh consecutive term which will expire in March 2021.  He has served as a former President of the Palm Beach County League of Cities and Chairman of the Gold Coast League of Cities and currently serves on the board as a Past President.

Mayor Stewart is committed to making Lantana a better place to live, work and play because he truly does “Love Lantana”.

phil aridas

Philip J. Aridas
Elected March 2011, March 2014, March 2017
Term expires March 2020

Philip Aridas has been a resident of Lantana since 1977.  He is an employee of Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation.

Phil has been active in our community as a Director on the Lantana Chamber of Commerce Board.  He has also donated time to local charities and organizations in our community such as our local Kiwanis Club, Police Explorers, Lantana Fishing Derby, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach and AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) to name a few.  Phil urges our residents and businesses alike to become involved to help build a stronger community.  Phil is extremely pleased with the Councils approval of Maddock Park, which implemented the first Dog Park in the Town as well as significant improvements to the Skate Park. He is very excited for the new Lyman Kayak Park on South Lake Drive and firmly believes in providing residents with fun things to do within our community.

"Lantana is a special place to live and work.  It is a true seaside community and it is my goal to make sure it stays that way."

Ed Shropshire Edward Paul Shropshire
Councilmember Elected March 2017
Term expires March 2020

Edward Shropshire moved to Florida from Massachusetts in 1979 to avoid the winters and pursue his passion of saltwater fishing.  He worked for 34 years at Cemex (formerly Rinker Materials) from  which he is now semi-retired as he continues in the role of Driver Trainer and Safety Coordinator.  Edward married the girl next door whom he met at the Lantana Oaks Apartments 32 years ago.  Together  they have created their own sanctuary in the Lantana Heights neighborhood where they have resided for 30 years.  Edward's wife Lorin has 20 years in the public school system (mostly served at Santaluces High School) and another 10 years at Lake Worth Christian where she is currently the Secondary Principal.  They have one amazing son who recently graduated from the University of Florida and is preparing to begin his master's degree.

Edward has been involved in Lantana town politics for a number of years as a citizen participant as well as holding a position on the Police Pension Fund, an Alternate on the Town Planning Board, and now  as an elected Town Council Member.

Malcolm Balfour

Malcolm Balfour
Vice Mayor

Elected March 2013, March 2016, March 2019
Term expires March 2022

Malcolm Balfour was born in South Africa.  He came to this country on a track scholarship to Mississippi State University where he later became head track coach.

He and his wife Ilona arrived in Lantana in 1972 when he was hired by the National Enquirer.  He has worked as a freelance writer and television producer from his Perry Street office for the past 30 years.  His hobbies are flying and recently he's taken up fishing.

Malcolm was involved in saving our town parks for boaters and fishermen and has always cared for our environment.  He was on the Lantana Nature Preserve Commission for nine years and for the past three years served as chairman.

He'd like to keep Lantana's small-town atmosphere so we can all enjoy life in our unique seaside community.

Lynn Moorhouse

Lynn Moorhouse, D.D.S.
Elected March 2004, March 2007, March 2010, March 2013, March 2016, March 2019
Term expires March 2022

Lynn Moorhouse was born in Detroit, Michigan.  He graduated from the University of Michigan's Dental School and immediately moved to Florida, serving in the United States Navy.  Dr. Moorhouse has lived in Lantana since 1979.  He has been active in the Greater Lantana Chamber of Commerce as a Board Member and as Chairman of the annual Lantana Fishing Derby, and participates in many other charitable community events.  Dr. Moorhouse has served as Chairman of Lantana's Planning & Zoning Board, and is a State Board Examiner for dental and dental hygiene Boards.

Dr. Moorhouse is married with three children and three grandchildren.  He hopes his efforts will make a positive difference in controlled growth for the residents of Lantana.