June runoff to decide next Miami-Dade mayor
MIAMI (AP) — A field of 11 candidates for Miami-Dade County mayor has been reduced to two.
With all precincts reporting, unofficial results Tuesday night show Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina took 34 percent of the vote and former County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez took 29 percent in the special election. Since neither won a majority, a June 28 runoff will decide the winner.
Others running to replace Mayor Carlos Alvarez — who was ousted in a March recall — included former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther "Luke" Campbell and former State Rep. Marcelo Llorente. Campbell took 11 percent and Llorente took 15.
With more than 2.5 million people, Miami-Dade is the most populous area ever to recall a local official.