A lawsuit filed by candidate Alfonso ‘Alfie’ Leon on the eve of Tuesday’s Miami District 3 election claims winner Joe Carollo failed to meet the city’s requirement that he live in the district for at least a year before the deadline to qualify to make the ballot.
Voters living in Little Havana, The Roads, Shenandoah and West Brickell will choose a new District 3 city commissioner in Miami Tuesday as they decide between former mayor Joe Carollo and newcomer Alfonso “Alfie” Leon.
Miami commission candidate Alfonso “Alfie” Leon hoped his former opponents would help his campaign now that he’s running head-to-head against former Mayor Joe Carollo. If anything, they’re doing the opposite.
A mandatory election recount confirmed Friday that the Nov. 21 runoff election for Miami’s District 3 commission seat will be a competition between former mayor Joe Carollo and attorney Alfonso “Alfie” Leon.
Miami voters elected Manuel “Manolo” Reyes as their new District 4 commissioner Tuesday. They sent the race for District 3 commissioner into a runoff, with former Mayor Joe Carollo in the lead and his opponent too close to call.
A teenager was shot while sleeping in bed early Monday in Little Havana, according to early reports. Miami police are on the scene of the possible drive-by in the 1200 block of Northwest Fourth Street.
A Miami-Dade judge on Thursday denied a candidate’s attempt to force the county supervisor of elections to halt the distribution of ballots in the city of Miami’s fourth district until new ballots could be redrawn with her name atop her competitors.
The candidates running for office in Miami this fall will collectively spend millions on consulting, campaign events and ads ahead of election day. But their campaigns will likely live or die on voters’ doorsteps.
Commissioner Keon Hardemon was automatically elected without an opponent and mayoral front-runner Francis Suarez drew little opposition by Saturday’s deadline to qualify for the Nov. 7 election. But races for the city’s third and fourth commission districts will be competitive.
A disabled man on an electric wheelchair gets stuck trying to cross a portion of Flagler Street, which is under construction in Little Havana, on July 18, 2017. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) says construction contractors have to provide sidewalk access to disabled people, according to regulations from the Americans with Disabilities Act. (ADA)
Brenda Medina / Edited by Matias J. OcnerMiami Herald Staff
Disabled man gets stuck in construction site trying to cross street
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