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DORAL (CBSMiami) – Residents of the City of Doral are heading to the polls Tuesday for the city’s run-off election for Mayor.
In November’s election, there weren’t any candidates who received more than 50-percent of the vote which forced the run-off.
Juan Carlos Bermudez received 46-percent, incumbent Luigi Boria received 33-percent and longtime councilwoman Sandra Ruiz received 20-percent.
Boria was elected mayor in 2012 after two years as a Doral councilman.
Bermudez was Doral’s first mayor, elected when the city was incorporated in 2003, becoming the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County.
Doral was a major warehouse district with easy access to the Miami airport and became a hub for Venezuelan immigrants fleeing the Chavez regime. Its population back then was 22,000. Today it has grown to 54,000.
Voters will also decide the winner of City Council Seat 1 between Claudia Mariaca, 42, a parent-teacher association board member and homeowners association director, and Adriana Moyano, 43, a marketing company owner.
In a field of six candidates, Mariaca earned about 29 percent of the vote while Moyano secured about 23 percent