Miami, FL Elections

Miami Herald

Are candidates in Miami-Dade trying to pull a fast one to get on election ballots? | Editorial

The final day for candidates to qualify for the Nov. 2 elections has come and gone. On Sept 18, election season officially began. Already, it’s a messy one. South Floridians have seen some candidates bend, break and violate various rules to either get on a ballot or get reelected in the past. Going forward, voters should be aware of other dubious efforts to win elected office.
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A congressional election is almost here. Who knew?

Within a week, 100,000-plus South Florida voters will get ballots in the mail so they can start voting in a critical Nov. 2 election. That’s not a mistake, even though it’s an odd-numbered year, when there aren’t usually elections. Voters are picking the region’s next member of Congress, anointing someone who could serve for decades into the future. Even though signs are up, some candidates ...
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Miami Herald

The city of Miami is having an election in November. Here is the list of candidates.

Three incumbents and several political newcomers are officially running in this year’s election in the city of Miami — including someone who lives outside city limits. As of Saturday’s 6 p.m. qualifying deadline, 17 people had registered to be on the ballot across three races for elected office at Miami City Hall. Miami voters will decide whether to give Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo four more years. Commissioner Jeffrey Watson, appointed last November, is also on the ballot.
Miami New Times

Messy Politics Turn Miami Beach Commission Race Into Musical Chairs

With a candidate field as crowded as the Miami Beach City Commission race and a flexible policy that allows challengers to change the seat they're running for at will (regardless of where they live in the city), things have a tendency to get, well, messy. Fourteen candidates are vying for...
Miami Herald

Miami Commissioner Jeffrey Watson is running to hold onto District 5 seat

Miami Commissioner Jeffrey Watson, appointed by his colleagues in November after promising he would stay out of this year’s election, is running to hold onto the city’s District 5 seat. City records show he opened a campaign account and filed paperwork with the city clerk on Thursday, an official recognition...

Francis Suarez Latest Florida Republican Testing the Waters for a 2024 Presidential Bid

Florida already has several Republicans mulling over running for president in 2024 and you can add Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to the list. Appearing on “The Carlos Watson Show” this week, Suarez said the “mayor position” has “been elevated” thanks to the pandemic which could lead to a mayor becoming president. The closest a sitting mayor ever came to the presidency was in 1812 when New York Mayor DeWitt Clinton challenged President James Madison.

Will Lisset Hanewicz be the first Hispanic on St. Petersburg City Council?

ST. PETERSBURG — Lisset Hanewicz was born Lisset Gonzalez, daughter to Cuban exiles, at Tampa General Hospital. She grew up in Miami with her mami and her Abuela, and she dropped out of high school to help support the household. She finished school at night, earned her bachelor’s and master’s in business administration and went to law school where she met her husband, Wayne Hanewicz.
Bay News 9

Despite the optics, FDP Chair Manny Diaz is bullish on party's prospects in 2022

Following (another) disappointing year at the polls in 2020, the Florida Democratic Party retrenched earlier this year when they selected former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to lead the party into the 2022 midterms. What You Need To Know. Florida Republicans are registering in far greater numbers than Florida Democrats this...
Miami Herald

Góngora drops reelection bid, total of 14 candidates qualify for Miami Beach election

The ballot is now set for Miami Beach’s Nov. 2 election, with a total of 14 candidates qualifying Friday to campaign for three commission seats and the mayor’s job. The biggest wildcard leading up to the qualifying deadline, incumbent Commissioner Michael Góngora, dropped his bid to seek reelection in Group 3 following a judge’s order barring him from running due to city term limits.

‘Hard Pill To Swallow,’ Some Federal Workers Opposed To President Biden’s Latest Vaccination Mandate

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The President’s order to require most federal workers to get the coronavirus vaccine is not welcome news for everyone. “The current administration has been pro-union but this is a hard pill to swallow,” says Eric Speirs. Speirs has spent the last 11 years working as a federal correction officer and is currently at the Miami detention center. He’s finishing up his first year as union chief representing hundreds of workers. “It should be a matter of choice. This is not the military. Even the inmates have choice to get vaccinated or not,” he says. The Miami facility had a covid outbreak among inmates in July and recently 14 more inmates were diagnosed with COVID. Speirs says they are severely short staffed and he says forcing correction officers to be vaccinated will only make their staffing situation worse. “We have senior employees who say they’ll retire if they are forced to get vaccinated,” he says. Speirs says nationally, the union could file a grievance or go to federal court to fight the mandate.

Miami Mayor Suarez Calls For Election Of A Bitcoin President After Joe Biden

During Thursday’s Bitmain’s Digital Mining Conference Miami Mayor Francis Suarez concluded his speech by challenging the audience to “Go out there and elect the next President of the United States to be a pro Bitcoin president.”. A strong advocate of adopting innovation, Mayor Suarez has used Bitcoin to alter the...