Two races for the Miami-Dade County Commission have come down to runoffs on Nov. 2. District 8 is an open seat, the first time that's happened in any commission race in six years. District 2, where the incumbent has an abysmal record, is another story.
This seat became open when Katy Sorenson opted to retire after 16 well-served years in office. Vying to replace her are Lynda Bell, 53, a property manager and former Homestead mayor; and Eugene Flinn, 48, a lawyer and Palmetto Bay mayor.
Both are strong candidates. Our choice is Mr. Flinn, who has also won Ms. Sorenson's support. She says, they ``share similar values and priorities.''
Mr. Flinn was a key figure in the incorporation of Palmetto Bay and well-suited to replace Ms. Sorenson. A fiscal conservative, he well understands the issues in the district and shares the anti-sprawl and sensible development positions that constituents support.
For Miami-Dade County Commission District 8 The Miami Herald recommends EUGENE FLINN.