Tommy Ruzzano, Mayor of Margate, has an interesting and sometimes remarkable online persona. His social media posts have highlighted various items, including several Rolex watches he offered for purchase, quirky comments like “coffee cannabis with the commissioner,” and anecdotes about a Las Vegas journey during which he claimed to be disciplined by two policewomen. On February 5, Ruzzano showcased a unique visual of his dog Max in a compromising position, with Max’s personal parts clearly visible. Ruzzano captioned it “Say goodbye to Deez Nuts,” as Max was set to undergo neutering surgery. Max had already had a tough start to the year, surviving a car hit that left him with a broken leg. The mayor shared the upcoming surgery news, encouraging his followers to wish Max luck. Upon contact, Ruzzano shared that his family adopted Max, a beagle-dachshund breed, from a Miami shelter in December 2022. Max was described as a superb pet and was one among four dogs living with the Ruzzano family, who also had some pet ferrets and cats. The mayor concluded by promising a post-surgery picture of Max.
Ruzzano, a local contractor and New Jersey immigrant, is a fitness enthusiast, often posting about city updates and his humorous takes. He has a unique online moniker as the “world’s strongest mayor,” thanks to his 400-pound bench press ability. He’s often spotted posting about providing thousands of popsicles for the city’s Independence Day parade or showcasing his fitness regime, demonstrating a keep-it-real attitude despite varied reactions.
Ruzzano’s social media also highlight his Las Vegas trip in 2023, complete with winnings from gambling, ziplining, and rock climbing, among other adventures. His page also offers luxury timepieces for sale in time for Valentine’s Day, posts about a scary encounter with a World War II grenade found in the city hall’s garage, and a humorous proposal for a cannabis session with city officials instead of a regular coffee break.
Dog-friendly Ruzzano has showcased his love for pets, with one post detailing a Christmas season surprise for a local police department’s K-9 unit. Additionally, in October, he reported that his stolen pistol had been retrieved during a Miami carjacking investigation, with the culprits arrested and deported.