The Honorable Ben Preston is serving once again as Commissioner for District 2, being first elected in July 2011 and again in March 2019. A 30+ year resident of Deerfield Beach, Commissioner Preston also holds the distinction of having been the city’s first African-American firefighter. He worked his way through the ranks, retiring as a Firefighter Paramedic Lieutenant after 26 years. He has served on the Deerfield Beach Civil Service Board, and is an elder at New Covenant Church.
Commissioner Preston holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Exercise and Sports Science from Florida International University, and is an exercise physiologist.