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Mayor Francis Suarez wins reelection with overwhelming majority of votes

Miami voters reelected Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo. They also elected Christine King as the new commissioner representing the city's District 5.

MIAMI – Miami Mayor Francis Suarez won reelection Tuesday night with more than 79% of the votes tallied. Max Martinez, his main opponent and a sports podcast producer, had about 11%.

Suarez, 44, will be serving his second four-year term as the city’s 43rd mayor. The son of former Mayor Xavier Suarez tweeted a video of his Election Day celebration.

In both English and Spanish, the Cuban American touted his efforts to turn Miami into the cyber currency capital of the country and promised to find a solution to homelessness and the lack of affordable housing.

“Today we embark on a new chapter, a journey together to finish what we started, to create the most fair and successful city in our country, to create a model that can be scaled into an agenda for America, bringing prosperity and peace not only to Miami, but to this entire nation,” Suarez said.

His other opponents were Anthony Dutrow, University of Miami student Marie Exantus, and Frank Pichel, a private investigator who was arrested last month.

Candidate

Votes

%

Francis Suarez
21,48079%
Max Martinez
3,16712%
Marie Frantz Exantus
1,1874%
Anthony Melvin Dutrow
1,0094%
Francisco Pichel
4822%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(232 / 232)

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Miami voters reelected Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo and elected a new commissioner on Tuesday.

About the Authors:

Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.