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.
Miami Beach residents must wait a little bit longer to find out who the city’s next mayor will be after Tuesday’s election.
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.
After a long, at times circus-like, election season, Miami Beach’s mayoral race ended Tuesday night.
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.
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.
Three of the four candidates for Miami Beach mayor met for a debate Thursday night at Temple Emanu-El.
The latest debate among Miami Beach mayoral candidates became explosive this week—and some of which led to backlash was caught on video.
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.
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.