Newly-elected Miami-Dade Commissioners Xavier Suarez and Esteban Bovo, Jr. were sworn into office Monday morning.
Former Miami Mayor Xavier Suarez is back in government, after beating former South Miami mayor Julio Robaina in Tuesday’s special election, 53-47%. The win was kept secret until late Thursday afternoon, when the 3rd District Court of Appeals tossed out a lawsuit challenging the vote. The results were suppressed to give the court time to decide.
Miami-Dade county commissioners are expected to file an emergency appeal Wednesday, according to the Department of Elections. Meanwhile, Ricardo Corona, an attorney and Spanish television personality spoke out Tuesday.
A Miami-Dade circuit court judge ruled late Monday to temporarily suppress the results for tomorrow’s District 7 race.
Candidates who want to run for the District 7 Miami-Dade County Commission seat, newly vacant due to the resignation of Carlos Gimenez who is running for County Mayor, have until 5:00 p.m. Thursday to meet the qualifying deadline.
Miami-Dade County Commissioners met Wednesday morning and added Carlos Gimenez’s newly vacant commission seat to the May 24th election ballot that will have Miami-Dade voters electing a new mayor and now two new commissioners.