Elections

Miami elects a new mayor. His name is Francis Suarez.

City Commissioner Francis Suarez
City Commissioner Francis Suarez Miami Herald file

Francis Suarez is Miami’s mayor-elect.

The Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections released mail-in ballot results Tuesday evening, showing what everybody expected: the two-term city commissioner and Carlton Fields attorney won the city’s top post before the first ballot was cast on election day.

Through a strong absentee ballot game — and with little opposition — the 40-year-old political scion took 11,790 of 13,574 votes. With early voting also reporting, he holds more than 86 percent of the vote. He will replace outgoing Mayor Tomás Regalado.

Suarez, the son of county commissioner and former Miami Mayor Xavier Suarez, is holding his election party at the Hilton Miami Downtown. The earliest he can be sworn into office is Nov. 15.

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