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Michael Gongora

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Miami Beach Swears In New Mayor

Monday was swearing in day for businessman turned politician Philip Levine as Miami Beach’s new mayor. The mayor’s job was Levine’s first run for political office and he won with a hard fought campaign against sitting commissioner Michael Gongora and comedian Steve Berke.

11/25/2013

Elections department workers examine provisional ballots. (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Recount Makes Levine New Miami Beach Mayor

Miami Beach residents must wait a little bit longer to find out who the city’s next mayor will be after Tuesday’s election.

CBS Miami–11/08/2013

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Recount Likely In Miami Beach Mayor’s Race

The voters have spoken in Miami Beach as to who they would like as their next mayor but the result is too close to call. Philip Levine came out on top with 5,630 votes or 50.48 percent of the vote. He needed 50.5 percent of the vote to win the election outright.

CBS4–11/06/2013

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Philip Levine Leads Miami Beach’s Mayoral Race

After a long, at times circus-like, election season, Miami Beach’s mayoral race ended Tuesday night.

11/05/2013

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Mayoral Candidates Band Together Against Opposing Candidate

It’s not something you usually see less than a week before an election. Two candidates for Mayor banding together, standing side by side, agreeing on the same thing. And that thing is their disdain for opposing candidate Phillip Levine.

CBS4–10/30/2013

Steve Berke (left), Michael Gongora (center), Philip Levine (right), Candidates for Mayor on Miami Beach (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Miami Beach Mayor’s Race

The race for mayor in Miami Beach is getting a lot of attention particularly because of the candidates who are running. Jim introduces you to them as he looks back at the debate he moderated on Oct. 10. Jim also shares the interviews he did with the candidates afterward.

10/14/2013

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Miami Beach Mayoral Candidates Face Off In Final Debate

Three of the four candidates for Miami Beach mayor met for a debate Thursday night at Temple Emanu-El.

10/03/2013

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Tense Miami Beach Mayoral Debate Caught On Tape

The latest debate among Miami Beach mayoral candidates became explosive this week—and some of which led to backlash was caught on video.

10/02/2013

Kaaren Mils shows CBS4 how she goes up and down the stairs due to a reportedly broken elevator.  Source: CBS4

Broken Miami Beach Elevator Lifts Bureaucratic Sparring

Suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis and spinal disease, 79 year-old Kaaren Mils gets to and from her Barclay Building apartment on Miami Beach with the aid of a walker and her backside, dragging herself up and down two flights of stairs, one agonizing step at a time.

CBS4–08/05/2013

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Comm. Libbin Pulls Out Of Mayoral Race

There’s now one less name in the running for Miami Beach mayor. Wednesday evening Miami Beach Commissioner Jerry Libbin announced that he was pulling out of the race.

07/25/2013

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