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Race for Miami-Dade mayor gets a little more real: Regalado resigns school board seat

Raquel Regalado filed paperwork to resign from her seat on the Miami-Dade school board, paving the way for her run for county mayor.
Raquel Regalado filed paperwork to resign from her seat on the Miami-Dade school board, paving the way for her run for county mayor. Courtesy photo

There’s no turning back now: Raquel Regalado on Friday submitted her resignation from the Miami-Dade school board, paving the way for her run for county mayor.

The two-term school board member will continue to serve until the mayoral election is decided in November. Win or lose, Regalado’s stint on the school board is officially up on Nov. 21, the day before the next mayoral term begins.

Her resignation creates another race for office in Miami-Dade. Regalado’s soon-to-be-empty school board seat will be filled by election when voters head to the polls for the August primary, according to the Miami-Dade County Elections Department.

“The Department will proceed accordingly unless directed otherwise by the Governor’s office,” Vivian Suarez, assistant deputy supervisor of elections wrote in an email.

Regalado’s term was set to expire in November 2018. Five other school board seats are also up for election in August.

Christina Veiga: 305-376-2029, @cveiga

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