Councilman Manny Cid has become the latest person to turn in a statement of candidacy document for the Miami Lakes mayoral seat.
Cid, who is finishing his first four-year term as a councilman, declared his interest in the mayoral position Monday morning.
“I am a son of this community, I have such an intimate relationship with this community,” said Cid, adding that his friends and family encouraged him to run. “I asked God for guidance and it felt right. I wholeheartedly believe this is the right move for the future of Miami Lakes.”
This fall, Cid turned in a state of candidacy form for Seat 5, but he since withdrew that document.
Never miss a local story.
In December, Councilman Ceasar Mestre and former Mayor Wayne Slaton turned in candidacy documents for the mayoral seat. Meanwhile incumbent Mayor Michael Pizzi hasn’t announced a run for a third term.
Councilman Tony Lama, Seat 3, and Seat 1 Councilman Nelson Rodriguez have turned in candidacy forms to maintain their positions.
The qualifying period for the 2016 election officially opens noon July 25 and closes noon Aug. 3.