DORAL (CBS4) – Voters in Miami Shores and Coral Gables headed to the polls Tuesday to elect a mayor and fill several council seats.
In Coral Gables, incumbent mayor Don Slesnick was unseated by Jim Cason. Candidate Tom Korge came in third place.
“I have had a wonderful 10 years of being mayor. I’ve given my self, my soul, my family’s time. We love Coral Gables. After watching the campaign develop, I thought the public would like another choice, and would like to maybe have me as another choice. Obviously, I fell a few hundred votes short of that,” said Slesnick.
Also in Coral Gables, eight candidates vied for two commission seats.
With 49% of the vote, Frank Quesada has been chosen as commissioner for group four. In group five, Bill Kerdyk overwhelmingly claimed the seat.
Father north in Miami Shores, seven candidates vied for four at-large seats in the village council, with the top vote-getter being named mayor.
By a narrow margin, Jim McCoy claimed victory and traditionally would take the seat as mayor. The other at-large village seats would be filled by Hunt Davis, Stephen Loffredo, and political newcomer Jesse Walters.
For complete results in Coral Gables, click here.
For complete results in Miami Shores, click here.