Miami Lakes voters will be headed back to the polls for a runoff election between Mayor Michael Pizzi and Councilman Manny Cid, while three other Town Council members were elected, based on unofficial results Tuesday night.
With all seven precincts reporting, Cid earned about 46 percent of the vote while incumbent mayor Pizzi and former mayor Wayne Slaton received 31 and 23 percent respectively. Because Cid didn’t receive the simple majority (50 percent plus one vote) needed to win outright, there will be a runoff election on Nov. 29.
The newest member of the Town Council will be Luis Collazo, a social worker and advocate for senior citizens.
Collazo got about 52 percent of the vote while Esther Colon, a retired government administrator and Nayib Hassan, a criminal defense attorney, got about 25 and 23 percent respectively. Collazo will move into seat 5, the position that Cid left to run for mayor.
Meanwhile incumbent Town Council members Nelson Rodriguez and Tony Lama held on to seats 1 and 3 respectively.
Rodriguez earned about 58 percent of the vote while medical transport business owner Xiomara Pazos and civil attorney Alex Dehghani received about 28 and 14 percent respectively.
Lama received about 61 percent of the vote while Elizabeth Delgado, a defense attorney, got about 39 percent.