"Instead, I think the right thing to do is to take responsibility for my actions myself and remove myself from office without debate." Landfair did not return the News Journal's request via text for comment on this story.More: Gulf Breeze Mayor David Landfair resigns over 'inappropriate texting' More: Gulf Breeze City Council appoints new mayor, discusses how to fill open council seat Grace Mallett, a 24-year-old Gulf Breeze woman who graduated from Gulf Breeze High School and counted Landfair's wife as one of her teachers, went to school officials in October 2018, claiming Landfair had sent her crude and sexually explicit messages after they met on a dating website called Seeking Arrangement.In the messages, Mallett asked Landfair about his wife and told him that she knew her, and knew who he was.Landfair then asked her to "(keep) this between ourselves" and Mallett agreed.
Landfair, who served as a city councilman in Gulf Breeze for eight years before winning the mayor's seat in November 2018, resigned Jan. In his resignation letter, Landfair said he "must admit to an error in judgement by engaging in inappropriate texting with an adult woman." "I have caused embarrassment to my family, friends and supporters, and I do not wish to spend my term as mayor defending my texting or dragging the City into discussion that distracts from issues and projects of greater importance," he wrote in the letter.
The News Journal reviewed the messages as part of Landfair's school district personnel file, which was obtained through a public records request.
The messages show Landfair asked Mallett if she would be OK with sex and told her about his previous "sugar baby," a woman who he said had been in graduate school and who he said he paid between 0 and 0, and sometimes 0, for sex.
"The cross is woven into the fabric of Pensacola's history and its presence in a public park does not violate the First Amendment's prohibition of the establishment of religion, as opponents have claimed."The appeals court panel wrote in Friday's 82-page ruling that "our hands are tied.
Absent (full appeals court) reconsideration or Supreme Court reversal, we are constrained to affirm the district court's order requiring removal of the Bayview Park cross." The judges called for a hearing by the entire 11th circuit court.