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
District 2 extends from Coconut Grove up to midtown Miami, including parts of Brickell and Downtown Miami. 15 candidates filed for the Miami District 2 special election, and there will NOT be a runoff.
- Sabina Covo, former television journalist and director of Hispanic media relations for Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
- Michael Goggins, wealth management professional.
- Javier Gonzalez, real estate agent and previous District 2 candidate in 2019.
- Lior Halabi, digital marketing professional.
- Alicia Kossick, proprietor of Polished Coconut in the Grove.
- Eddy Leal, attorney
- Max Martinez, founder and creative director of marketing agency Maxfuture and a former mayoral candidate in 2021.
- Lorenzo Palomares, attorney
- Renita Ross Samuels-Dixon, former Coconut Grove Village council member
- June Savage, real estate agent and Miami Beach mayoral candidate in 2017
- Kathy Parks Suarez, auto dealer
- Christi Tasker, business and marketing consultant
- James Torres, president of the Downtown Neighbors Alliance
- Mario Vuksanovic, a former homeless outreach worker for the city
- Martin Zilber, a former Miami-Dade judge who resigned from the bench in May 2021 amid allegations of misconduct. A state judicial committee investigation was dropped when he resigned. A 2022 Florida Bar inquiry found no probable cause to sanction Zilber
IMPORTANT, all vote-by-mail registrations expired.
If you are anticipating voting by mail in this special election, please be sure to update by the end of January to ensure that you will receive your ballot in time.
If you recently moved to the district, please be sure to update your voter registration as well.
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