Miami Springs’ incumbent mayor reelected in a landslide


Special to The Miami Herald

Incumbent Miami Springs Mayor Zavier Garcia, a media company owner and the city’s first Hispanic mayor, crushed former Councilwoman Jennifer Ator, a civil attorney, with 64 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s city election.

“I am humbled once again by the overwhelming vote of confidence that the voters of beautiful Miami Springs have given me,” Garcia said Tuesday night.

Garcia promised on the campaign trail to improve public services and help businesses grow.

The city’s newest council members include Michael Windrem, a real-estate agent, who won the Group 1 seat, and Jaime Petralanda, an elementary school teacher, who won the Group IV seat.

Miami Springs has a population of about 14,000. Of the city’s 8,245 registered voters, 2,018 cast ballots, according to election officials, a turnout of about 25 percent.

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