Miami elects Sabina Covo, the city's first Colombian born commissioner

History was made on Monday, February 27. Heading into women's history month, residents of Miami's district 2 elected Sabina Covo as their Commissioner, only the second time the city has elected a Latina woman to the commission (The city of Miami's population is 72% Hispanic). The Miami-Dade Democratic Party proudly salutes Sabina Covo’s victory in this special election.

Covo ran on a platform that prioritized combatting the effects of climate change, expanding access to high-quality public transit, making housing more affordable to residents, supporting arts and entertainment, and boosting the City’s economic development and tourism.

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2023 Elections in Miami-Dade

In 2023, 15 municipalities in Miami-Dade will be holding elections, including the city of Miami, Coral Gables, Hialeah, and Miami Beach. Turnout for these local elections can often be very low, and every vote counts. We even witnessed a tie in a local election in 2022. 

Please check the Miami-Dade 2023 election calendar and share the dates with your friends who live in these areas.

Remember, that vote-by-mail registrations expired at the end of 2022, and we recommend all voters to re-enroll, so they do not miss out on any general elections or runoffs for their local government. Click here to re-enroll in vote by mail

March 7 (Register to vote by Feb. 6)

  • Golden Beach Run-Off Election
  • Hialeah Gardens General Election (Candidate Qualifying Dates: Dec. 21, 2022 Jan. 23, 2023)
  • Pinecrest Special Election (Mail Ballot)

March 21 (Register to vote by Feb. 21)

  • Hialeah Gardens Run-Off Election

April 4 (Register to vote by Mar. 6)

  • Bay Harbor Islands General Election (Candidate Qualifying Dates: Feb. 23, 2023 Mar. 3, 2023)
  • Miami Springs General Election (Candidate Qualifying Dates: Dec. 19, 2022 Feb. 17, 2023)

April 11 (Register to vote by Mar. 13)

  • Coral Gables General Biennial Election (Candidate Qualifying Dates: Feb. 20, 2023 Feb. 24, 2023)
  • Miami Shores Village Council Election (Candidate Qualifying Dates: Feb. 6, 2023 Mar. 3, 2023)
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Sabina Covo endorsed for City of Miami Commissioner, District 2, by Miami-Dade Democrats

The Miami-Dade Democratic Party voted on January 30 to endorse Sabina Covo for City of Miami Commissioner, District 2. A special election will be held in the City of Miami on February 27, 2023. 

Ms. Covo, who is Colombian-American, worked as the Director of Hispanic Media Relations and Communications at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under former Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. She is a former TV reporter and program host. Since late 2014, she has run her own public relations firm.

Covo’s 22-year residency in Miami’s District 2 and years covering issues at City Hall give her a unique insight into the problems plaguing the City of Miami. Her priorities include public safety, access to resources, affordable housing, support for arts and entertainment, and helping to boost the city’s economic development and tourism.

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Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

The Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee condemns the heinous murder of Tyre Nichols by members of the Memphis Police Department. We extend our deepest condolences to his family as they grieve his loss and grapple with the details of his brutal assault. We further condemn police violence wherever it occurs, whether in Memphis or Miami. 

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City of Miami Elections 2023 - District 2 Special Election in February

With District 2 Commissioner Ken Russell stepping down at the end of 2022, the City of Miami Commission voted to hold a special election in February 2023 to fill this vacancy. There will also be elections for District 1 and District 4 at the end of 2023.

For this election, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party voted to endorse Sabina Covo

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Miami-Dade Democratic Party To Host Gubernatorial Forum with Candidates Charlie Crist, Nikki Fried, Annette Taddeo in Attendance

Legendary Miami Journalist Jim DeFede Set To Moderate the Candidate Forum on May 28 at North Miami Beach’s Julius Littman’s Performing Arts Theater


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY: Today, Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Robert Dempster announced that the Miami-Dade Democratic Party would be hosting a candidate forum with the three Democratic candidates for governor, Congressman Charlie Crist, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried and State Senator Annette Taddeo. 

He also announced that longtime Miami journalist Jim DeFede will moderate the event. The forum, hosted at the City of North Miami Beach’s historic Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater, will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 6 PM. The event is free and open to the public, who are encouraged to reserve seats at this link.

Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chair Robert Dempster stated:

“I am thrilled that all of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates have agreed to participate in this important Miami-Dade forum. They all know that Miami-Dade County’s future will be brighter with a Democrat in the governor’s mansion. They also know that the path to a Democratic governor in 2022 runs directly through Florida’s most populous, and most diverse county. I look forward to an event where Miami-Dade Democrats can hear directly from these three outstanding public servants.”

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New leadership at the Miami-Dade Dems!

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party held elections for our chair and programs vice chair positions. After a well-run campaign from multiple candidates, the Democratic Executive Committee elected Robert Dempster (D-North Miami Beach) and Allison Sardinas (D-Homestead) as the new chair and programs vice chair, respectively. 


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