MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata dropped his bid for reelection.
Zapata represented District 11, an area in West Kendall that includes the western urban development boundary.
"The time has now come for me to pursue other endeavors in my life," Zapata wrote in a Thursday letter addressed to the Supervisor of Elections.
Running for his seat are former Commissioner Joe Martinez and Felix Lorenzo, a pharmaceutical sales rep running for office for the first time.
"Any vote for me will not count," Zapata warned in the letter.