HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) – The City of Homestead has decided re-elect their mayor.
The votes are in, and incumbent Steve Bateman will serve a second term as mayor, winning 57% of the vote, or 1,227 votes. His opponent, former council member Steve Losner, received 43% of the vote, or 913 votes.READ MORE: Storms Causing Flight Delays At South Florida Airports
According to CBS4 News partner the Miami Herald, Bateman has promised to “hold the line” on taxes and claimed his tenure made the city council more business-friendly.
The city’s vice-mayorship race was a close one. Councilman Jon Burgess appears to have unseated Vice Mayor Judy Waldman with 50.7% of the vote. Because the race was so close, a ballot recount will likely occur.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,520 New Cases, 9 Deaths Reported On Sunday
There’s was also a Council Seat up for grabs. Patricia Fairclough-McCormick beat out Alejandro Andrickson with 68.7% of the vote, or 1,439 votes to claim Council Seat 6.
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