Miami-Dade County voters will head back to the polls late this month to choose a run-off candidate for mayor. Eleven candidates sought the office in last week’s special election but none surpassed the 50% threshold required to win outright.
Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and former County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez were the largest vote-getters with 34% and 29%, respectively.
Their names will appear on the June 28 ballot. Gimenez resigned from the County Commission to run.
The special election was required when former Mayor Carlos Alvarez and another county commissioner were ousted in a recall election earlier this year primarily because they voted to support a tax increase for the current budget that gave raises to employees.