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North Miami incumbents hold on to city council seats in convincing fashion

North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph and council members Carol Keys and Philippe Bien-Aime were re-elected.
North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph and council members Carol Keys and Philippe Bien-Aime were re-elected.

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.

Mayor Smith Joseph and council members Carol Keys and Philippe Bien-Aime were all re-elected.

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.

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.

Lance Dixon: 305-376-3708, @LDixon_3

North Miami Races

Mayor

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

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