MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Former Miami-Dade commissioner and Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Esteban Bovo officially filed his papers on Tuesday to run for the next mayor of Hialeah.
“We are starting what I would consider a dialogue with the residents of the town of Hialeah. We are a very dynamic city. We see a lot of investment, a lot of construction going on in our city. And what we need at City Hall, quite frankly. is a guide to make sure we could kind of merge this new and old Hialeah, guide the problems we have today, ”Bovo said at a press conference.
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Bovo says he wants to start planning for the future.
“What will Hialeah look like in 20 years? What Hialeah looks like for kids like my son growing up in the city, and we want to make sure they have a place to stay for the long haul. We are therefore starting this campaign with great enthusiasm, ”he said.
Governor Ron DeSantis said on February 8 that he would support Bovo if he decided to run.
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DeSantis clashed with current Hialeah mayor Carlos Hernandez over the distribution of COVID-19 in the city at the height of the pandemic.
Hernandez leaves headquarters due to term limits. It has occupied the first place in the city since 2011.
Former Hialeah board member Isis Garcia-Martinez is also running for seat, along with former mayoral candidate Juan Santana and Hialeah activist Fernando Godo.
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The municipal election for the mayor of the city of Hialeah, which is Florida’s sixth largest city, will be held on November 2, 2021.