MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The results are in for the City Of Miami Beach and it looks like Mayor Philip Levine was easily re-elected to another term.
But that pressure didn’t seem to do much on Tuesday night as he easily coasted to a win over his lone challenger, David Wieder.
Levine had nearly 66 percent of the vote compared to Wieder’s 34.
The re-elected mayor said he’s grateful to have another two years to lead the city.
“I’m looking at rolling up my sleeves tomorrow at city hall and continuing on getting things done,” he said. “Right now there is so much done to get done. I’m an impatient mayor, so I just can’t wait to hit the ground tomorrow and not worry about elections but to worry on how I can really come up with more solutions on how to fix the problem on Miami Beach.”
Three commission seats were also up for grabs, with all precincts reporting the top vote getters were Ricky Ariola, Kristen Rosen Gonzalez and John Elizabeth Aleman.
Beach voters also voted down plans to build a large hotel-condo project called Ocean Terrace in North Beach.
In the City of Miami commission races, incumbent Commissioner Willy Gort led challenger Miguel Angel Gabela.
Gort had 55 percent of the vote with 44 going to Gabela.
In District Two, Ken Russel led Teresa Sarnoff, the wife of outgoing Commissioner Mark Sarnoff.
Russel had 41 percent of the vote to Sarnoff’s 23 percent.
CBS4’s Associate Producer Ezzy Castro contributed to this report.