Less than 24 hours after a new poll showed Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Carlos Gimenez with a substantial lead over his opponent Julio Robaina in the eyes of likely voters, he picked up a major endorsement from a longtime South Florida politician.
Former Miami-Dade commissioner Carlos Gimenez may have finished second to Julio Robaina in last month’s Miami-Dade Mayoral election, but Friday he picked up a key endorsement from the man who finished number 3.
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 voters will have to go to the polls one more time to decide who will be the next mayor of the county.
It appears former Hialeah mayor Julio Robaina and former Miami-Dade commissioner Carlos Gimenez are headed for a June runoff to determine who will be the next Mayor of Miami-Dade county
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.
Just months after overwhelmingly voting to remove former Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez from office; Miami-Dade voters began hitting the polls at 7:00 a.m. to make their selection for the next county mayor, two commission seats, and charter amendment changes.
Polls in Miami-Dade County have been open for hours, but not many voters turned out Tuesday morning.
A Miami-Dade circuit court judge ruled late Monday to temporarily suppress the results for tomorrow’s District 7 race.
If you didn’t vote Saturday for the special mayoral election in Miami-Dade county, you’ll have to visit your precinct polling place Tuesday to take part. A Miami-Dade judge on Friday backed the county elections department’s decision to cancel a day of early voting for Tuesday’s special election, so Saturday’s session was the last for this election.