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Runoff Elections In Miami & Miami Beach Scheduled For Tuesday

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Voters on Miami Beach will make their final decision Tuesday on who will serve in three seats on the city commission. Miami voters will also decide who will take over for city commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones.

The runoff elections were initiated after no candidates were able to secure enough votes in groups 1, 2, and 3, on the Miami Beach Commission.

The runoff races, as reported by CBS4’s news partners at the Miami Herald include: Realtor Micky Steinberg, a realtor, facing retiree Elsa Urquiza for Commission Group I. Group II’s runoff is between Jorge Exposito, who is fighting for reelection against newcomer Michael Greico, the paper reports. Group III is between current Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, running for commission after being term-limited as mayor, against retired community banker Joy Malakoff.

On the mainland, the Reverend Richard Dunn was a favorite to take over for Spence-Jones, but couldn’t get a majority and will face Miami-Dade assistant public defender Keon Hardemon in the runoff election to fill the open commission seat.

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