Candidates in the Coral Gables City Commission elections raised $124,370 for their campaigns in the final quarter of 2012 for a total of $334,111, according to documents recently filed at the City Clerk’s office.
The field now consists of eight residents vying for three seats, which voters will decide on April 9.
In the mayor’s race, City Commissioner Ralph Cabrera received $6,400 in campaign donations from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2012 for a total of $39,090, according to his latest campaign treasurer’s report. Elected to the commission in 2001, Mr. Cabrera cannot seek re-election under the city’s term-limits ordinance.
Seeking a second two-year term, Mayor Jim Cason has now raised $71,050 since filing for re-election in March 2012. That total includes $24,170 that came in from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, according to his latest treasurer’s report.
Hundreds of students held hands around the lake's edge at the 7th annual Hug the Lake ceremony.
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