MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Five of the eight candidates running for Miami-Dade County mayor faced off in their first debate on Monday.
The event was hosted by the South Florida AFL-CIO.READ MORE: Celtics run past Heat 93-80, move 1 win from NBA Finals
Miami-Dade County Commissioners Esteban Bovo, Daniella Levine Cava, Jean Monestime, Xavier Suarez, and former Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Pinellas all participated.READ MORE: South Florida family knows firsthand effects of nationwide baby formula shortage
The candidates were grilled on their qualifications for the job, the housing affordability crisis and their plans to address the effects of global warming in Miami-Dade County.
Watch the entire debate below:MORE NEWS: South Florida woman's bout with COVID included hair loss: 'This isn’t normal shedding'