Despite a diverse field of new and familiar candidates, all three incumbents in North Miami’s election were able to hold on to their seats by large margins, based on unofficial reports Tuesday night.
With all 21 precincts reporting, Joseph earned about 60 percent of the vote over Danielle Beauvais, an alternative medicine consultant; Hector Medina, a retired medical administrator; and Tyrone Hill, a middle school teacher. His opponents received about 16, 17 and 9 percent of the vote, respectively, a difference of less than 200 votes.
In District 3, Bien-Aime defeated his opponents Wancito Francius, a security company owner, and former councilman Jean Marcellus.
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Bien-Aime earned about 67 percent of the vote while Francius received about 24 percent and Marcellus secured about 9 percent.
And in District 2, Keys was re-elected over research and consulting firm founder Ilyana Albarrán, winning convincingly with 84 percent of the vote to Albarrán’s 16 percent.
The city council will now prepare to tackle projects including the city’s proposed bond issue and resolving resident issues with city services and utility costs.
North Miami Races
Danielle Beauvais 668 votes 15.9 percent
Tyrone Hill 290 votes 6.9 percent
Smith Joseph 2,514 votes 59.9 percent
Hector Medina 728 votes 17.3 percent
City Council District 2
Ilyana Albarrán 180 votes 15.6 percent
Carol Keys 973 votes 84.4 percent
City Council District 3
Philippe Bien-Aime 890 votes 67.6 percent
Wancito Francius 312 votes 23.7 percent
Jean Marcellus 115 votes 8.7 percent