Incumbent Jimmie Williams III, 34, is defending his seat against challenger Norman Hodge Jr., 41.
Both have experience in Homestead politics, and, for the most part, both place the same city issues on their campaign agenda.
Williams, 34, was elected to the council in 2009, and Hodge, 41, served as councilman from 2003 to 2007.
The two have campaigned on public safety and on developing the Southwest district, the city’s poorest and least developed area.
Williams, who received nearly 44 percent of the vote during the primary election, has also vowed to work to lower the electricity costs for residents supplied by Homestead power plant.
Hodge, who trailed behind Williams with 20 percent of the vote during the primary, said is elected, he also has another plan for Homestead: “To get larger companies, not so much service-type jobs, to open offices in the city. I think now is the time to harness some of the high-income jobs.”
In total, five candidates ran in the primary election to represent seat four.
The latest campaign contribution information shows that Williams has raised $15,443, and Hodge has raised $2,980.
Stephen Shelley, who ran unopposed in the primary and was automatically re-elected to seat one, is facing Hodge for the vice mayor’s seat.
Shelley has campaigned on keeping taxes and fees flat and on developing a downtown master plan to revitalize Homestead’s downtown.
Most recently, Shelley proposed a free trolley service that will run from Homestead to the two national parks surrounding the city to the east and to the west.
Both he and Hodge have a similar issue on their campaign agenda: improving public safety.
While Councilman Williams’ name will appear on the general elections ballot under the vice mayor category, he has said he is not seeking the post. Williams did not inform City Clerk Elizabeth Sewell on time for his name to be removed from the vice mayor’s category.