Special Election for Mayor Officially Set for May 24

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Clear your calendar on May 24 because we're holding an election! The Miami-Dade County Commission meet this morning and, as expected, officially set the day for the election to replace recalled Carlos Alvarez on that Tuesday. Though, the mayoral race won't be the only thing on the ballot. Voters will also vote on amendments to the county charter (well, maybe), and may have a chance to vote in not one, but two new commissioners.

Commissioner Natacha Seijas was ousted along with Alvarez last month, so her seat will be up for grabs (former Hialeah commissioner and state lawmaker Steve Bovo is the front runner). Though if commissioner Carlos Giminez follows through on his plan to run for Mayor himself, his seat could also be up for grabs during the election.

Anyone deciding to run for mayor will have until tomorrow at 5 p.m. to get their paperwork in.

If any of the races call for a run-off that will be held on June 28.

Several ballots aimed at charter reform were also placed on the ballot earlier, but according to Naked Politics, "Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz said he would send a memo to the others asking for a meeting -- perhaps Wednesday -- to remove all the amendments from the ballot, saying the measures were placed on the ballot in a rush."

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Juju
Juju

UNCLE LUKE 4 MAYOR

Ttsturrup
Ttsturrup

dade county need new blood.on my mother side i come from the black pioneer family of overtown,liberty city,brown-sub,carol city,little haiti.

Iuzzolth
Iuzzolth

I cannot speak for all but I am truly over this "All in the Cuban Family" operation of politics here in the City of Miami and the County Commission. We as citizens and voters need to be attentive and educate as many people as we can about this election. For anyone who is interested please check out this link and keep tabs so we know who is going to buy the election this time. http://www.voterfocus.com/ws/m.... And for anyone who has not seen on television or gone to the Commission Meetings, please do so you can witness their idiocy and unprofessionalism first hand.

Taxes are too high
Taxes are too high

We need a new independent Strong Mayor. Time to get rid of the Carlos Alvarez/George Burgess lifetime County employee drones.6,000 County employees need to be fired.

Julio will clean house
Julio will clean house

Julio Robiana is the front runner. He has over $600,000 raised and he plans to get elected and then clean house. Good. About time.

nevernot
nevernot

He also has a few federal investigations pending and currently stands accused of loan sharking. Wise choice my friend, replace corrupt back room politicians with corrupt in your face politicians.

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