Six people are running for three seats in this spring’s Miami Shores Village Council election.
The qualifying period for candidates ended Friday, and six candidates entered.
At stake are the seats now occupied by councilmen Al Davis, Steve Loffredo, and Jesse Walters, whose terms are ending. Walters is the only incumbent seeking re-election.
• Walters, 57, is the executive director of the Greater Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce and the village’s representative to the Florida League of Cities.
• Herta Holly, 75, works in the advancement office at the Cushman School. A longtime resident of Miami Shores she served as mayor from 2007-09. She is also on the Barry University’s Strategic Planning Council, as well as serving on the boards of North Shore Medical Center and Doctors Charter School.
• The Rev. Jonas Georges, 62, is pastor of All Nations Presbyterian Church in North Miami Beach. He is a 21-year resident, and through his church has worked of relief for Haitian earthquake survivors.
• Ivonne Ledesma, 39, is a 10-year resident of the Shores. She is the owner of Sage Lifestyles in downtown Miami Shores. She is also a certified yoga instructor, Reiki and Angel Therapy Practitioner.
• Eddie Lewis, 60, is a retired Miami-Dade police officer. He runs the not-for-profit Optimist Club of Miami Shores and is the former president of the National Black Police Officers Association. He was a candidate for the Miami-Dade county commission in 2012.
• Julio Martinez, 55, is the owner of Hightower Property Management in Miami Shores. He recently began serving a three-year term as a board member of the Shores’ Chamber of Commerce.
The three candidates with the most votes will win.
The election will be held April 9 at the village recreation center, 9617 Park Drive.
After the election, the council will select one of its members to serve as mayor for two years. Traditionally, the candidate who received the most votes is chosen as mayor. The mayor serves as chairperson of the council.
The terms of the other two members of the five-member council, Mayor Jim McCoy and Vice Mayor Hunt Davis, expire in 2015.