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Surfside reelects Mayor Daniel Dietch, two commissioners

Surfside Mayor Daniel Dietch, who was reelected on Tuesday, March 15.
Surfside Mayor Daniel Dietch, who was reelected on Tuesday, March 15. Miami Herald File

Surfside voters reelected their mayor and two commissioners Tuesday, while also electing two new faces to the dais.

The oceanside town has a peculiar electoral process — every two years, voters go to the polls to fill every elected position on the dais: mayor and four commissioners.

On Tuesday, incumbent Mayor Daniel Dietch won reelection. He bested challenger Victor May and the city’s current vice mayor, Eli Tourgeman.

From a field of five candidates, four commissioners won the most votes, securing their spots on the commission. Incumbents Michael Karukin and Barry Cohen return to the dais. Newcomers Tina Paul and Daniel Gielchinsky round out the commission.

About 1,300 votes were cast in the mayoral race. About 2,900 votes were cast in the commission race.

The town commission was sworn in Wednesday night.

Joey Flechas: 305-376-3602, @joeflech

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