Voters Guide

Miami Herald recommendations for Nov. 8 election

A Hialeah voter double-checks his ballot before submitting it on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
A Hialeah voter double-checks his ballot before submitting it on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. cguerrero@elnuevoherald.com

Here are the recommendations from the Miami Herald Editorial Board for the November 8, 2016 elections. To read about the major candidates and races in Miami-Dade and Broward, click here.

President of the United States

▪ Hillary Clinton

U.S. Senator

▪ Patrick Murphy

U.S. Representative in Congress

▪ District 23: Debbie Wasserman Schultz

▪ District 25: Mario Diaz-Balart

▪ District 26: Carlos Curbelo

▪ District 27: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Florida Senator

▪ District 36: Rene Garcia

▪ District 37: Jose Javier Rodriguez

▪ District 38: Phillip Brutus

▪ District 39: Anitere Flores

▪ District 40: Dwight Bullard

Florida Representative

▪ District 103: Manny Diaz Jr.

▪ District 105: Carlos Trujillo

▪ District 110: Jose Oliva

▪ District 111: Bryan Avila

▪ District 112: Nicholas X. Duran

▪ District 113: David Richardson

▪ District 114: Daisy J. Baez

▪ District 115: Michael Bileca

▪ District 116: Jose Felix Diaz

▪ District 118: Robert Asencio

▪ District 119: Jeanette Nuñez

▪ District 120: Holly Raschein

Miami-Dade Mayor

▪ Carlos Gimenez

Constitional Amendments

▪ No. 1 (Solar energy choice): NO

▪ No. 2 (Medical marijuana): YES

▪ No. 3 (Tax exemption for disabled first responders): YES

▪ No. 5 (Homestead tax exemption for low-income seniors): YES

Circuit Court

▪ Group 34: Mark Blumstein

▪ Group 52: Carol ‘Jodie’ Breece

School Board

▪ District 1: Wilbert T. “Tee” Holloway

▪ District 6: Modesto “Mo” Abety

County

▪ Clerk of the Circuit Court: Harvey Ruvin

Florida Justice of the Supreme Court

Retain in office:

▪ Charles T. Canady: Yes

▪ Jorge Labarga: Yes

▪ Ricky L. Polston: Yes

District Court of Appeal

Retain in office:

▪ Edwin A. Scales: Yes

▪ Linda Ann Wells: Yes

County Questions

▪ Control of Special Purpose Districts: No

▪ Right to copy public records: Yes

Coral Gables

▪ Amendment 1 (Employee dismissal procedure): Yes

▪ Amendment 2 (Temporary commissioner suspension): No

▪ Amendment 3 (Vice mayor appointment): Yes

▪ Amendment 4 (Commissioner removal): No

▪ Amendment 5 (Runoff elections): Yes

Doral

▪ Mayor: Juan Carlos Bermudez

▪ City Council Seat 1: Claudia Mariaca

▪ City Council Seat 3: Christi Fraga

Miami

▪ Charter amendment 1 (Dade Heritage Trust Lease): Yes

▪ Charter amendment 2 (Runoff elections): Yes

▪ Charter amendment 3 (Civilian Investigative Panel): Yes

▪ Charter amendment 4 (Lawsuits over charter enforcement): Yes

Miami Beach

▪ Establish additional exception to prohibition on lobbying city board members: No

▪ Lobbyists’ financial disclosures: Yes

North Miami Beach

▪ New city charter: Yes

▪ Change number of meetings: Yes

▪ City manager contract: Yes

▪ City attorney, clerk contract: Yes

▪ New election date: Yes

▪ Term limits: Yes

▪ Disband Civil Service Board: Yes

▪ Reducing quorum: Yes

▪ Commission name change: Yes

This page will be updated periodically with the Miami Herald Editorial Board’s recommendations for the November 8 election.

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