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.

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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.

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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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