Sunday’s Miami Herald had published an article entitled “Commission races attract eight-so far....(3) three Commissioners are Term-Limited out.” (04/05/15, 3NE)
This is a far cry from Bay Harbor Islands’ annual elections with their lack of term limits. Unlike the majority of other municipalities, and the United States presidential elections, we have elections where without term limits, we have an incumbent who has been in office for 20 years, and the other incumbent in office for 16 years, running in the Town’s April 21 election.
The only time Bay Harbor Islands has multiple candidates running in a town election is when an appointed vacancy occurs.
This year’s Bay Harbor Islands annual town election is the first time, in many years (commissioner recently resigned), that we are finally having a possible “real” election and/or for that matter an election where multiple candidates are running against two town incumbents.
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There are three open seats, and three candidates (Ken Eskin, Doris Marano, and Elizabeth Tricohe) running against the two incumbents who have been in office for 20 and 16 years.
Since the Bay Harbor Islands Town Council feels more comfortable by continuously voting against term limits, this other Miami Herald (4/01/08) article also basically tells us the outcome of Bay Harbor Islands Elections: “Commissioners Unlikely to Lose.”
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