Former Miami-Dade college board member elected Doral mayor in runoff race
A former Miami-Dade County School Board member would be the subsequent mayor of Doral, after successful the runoff election on Tuesday over a present councilmember.
Christi Fraga beat Claudia Mariaca with virtually 55% of the vote, based on unofficial outcomes on the Miami-Dade County supervisor of elections web site. Fraga, the previous vice mayor of the town, had resigned from the Miami-Dade School Board in November.
“I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity for my community and for their vote of confidence, again, in me. They know the leader that I am and the results I will bring to the community,” Fraga instructed the Miami Herald. “I’m extremely grateful for them giving our team an opportunity. I will not let them down.”
She will succeed Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, who was elected to the Miami-Dade County Commission District 12 seat in August. Bermudez beforehand endorsed Mariaca within the race.
A resident of Doral for greater than 20 years, Fraga was a newcomer to schooling and was one of many extra vocal members on the board, proposing conservative and at occasions controversial points similar to a decision to rejoice the National Day of Prayer. In 2021, Fraga was the one board member to vote towards recognizing October as LGBTQ historical past month.
She had additionally proposed, then withdrew, a measure much like one being thought-about by the School Board this week to solely permit the American flag and the flag of the state’s official motto to be displayed within the classroom.
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Two new councilmembers had been additionally elected — Rafael A. Pineyro and Maureen Porras. Pineyro, a former Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation supervisor, appeared to win his race for Council Seat 1, beating out Susie Castillo, the director of company relations at Florida International University. Pineyro had 51% of the vote, based on unofficial outcomes.
Porras, the director of immigration authorized providers at Church World Service, received the race for Council Seat 2 with 52% of the vote. She bested Ivette González Petkovich, an lawyer who beforehand labored on the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.
The different councilmember elected this yr was Digna Cabral, who received Council Seat 4 within the Nov. 8 election. Cabral is vice mayor and medical analysis undertaking supervisor at University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.
Doral’s canvassing board will convene at 9 a.m. Friday to certify the election outcomes.
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