May 11 - Greater Miami Jewish Federation

May 2011
→Miami-Dade County Upcoming Elections
A special election will be held on May 24, 2011, with a Special Run-Off, if no single candidate
gets more than 50.1% of the vote, on June 28, 2011, to fill the vacancies in the Office of
Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, Districts 7 and 13, and for the purpose of
submitting to the qualified electors in Miami-Dade County, for their approval or disapproval of
six proposals. The polls shall be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on election day. Early voting
began on May 9. Click here to view a list of early voting locations. Click here to view a list of
all voting locations.
Click here to view a sample ballot for the special election.
Additionally, there are a number of other upcoming elections. The May schedule of elections
is as follows:
05/17/2011 North Miami Beach Run-Off Election (Registration Closing - Apr. 18)
05/24/2011 Miami-Dade County Special Election (Registration Closing - Apr. 25)
05/24/2011 North Miami Run-Off Election (Registration Closing - Apr. 25)**RESCHEDULED –
Moved to May 31, 2011**
05/24/2011 Special Primary Election – State House of Representatives, District
110(Registration Closing - Apr. 25)
Candidate Qualifying Dates: April 11, 2011 - April 12, 2011
05/24/2011 Sunny Isles Beach Special Election (Registration Closing - Apr. 25)
05/31/2011 North Miami Run-Off Election (Registration Closing - May. 2)
→News & Resources about the Miami-Dade County Special Election
Miami-Dade County Division of Elections
Mayoral Candidates
Wilbur 'Short Stop' Bell
[email protected]
Roosevelt Bradley
[email protected]
Luther 'Luke' Campbell
[email protected]
Jose 'Pepe' Cancio
Carlos Gimenez
[email protected]
Farid Khavari
[email protected]
Jeffrey Lampert
Eddie Lewis
[email protected]
Marcelo Llorente
[email protected]
Gabrielle Redfern
[email protected]
Julio Robaina
[email protected]
305 968-2387
Candidates participate in first official Miami-Dade mayoral debate
Candidates for the mayor of Miami-Dade County participated in a debate. Senior political
reporter and Miami Herald columnist Michael Putney moderated the event. It was an amiable
debate with little disagreement on the issues. Click here to view this April 27, 2011 piece
from CBS4 Miami.
Miami-Dade mayoral candidates make their case
The candidates for Miami-Dade mayor debated at the University of Miami as the election
rapidly approaches. Click here to view this May 4, 2011 article in The Miami Herald.
The candidates for Miami-Dade County mayor and the issues
This piece examines the positions of the 11 candidates running for mayor of Miami-Dade
County on key issues and demonstrates some commonalties, including opposition to any
property-tax rate increases. Click here to view this May 8, 2011 article in The Miami Herald.
Miami-Dade charter reform: Is something better than nothing?
Miami-Dade County’s proposed charter amendments are getting limited praise. As early voting
began May 9 to choose Miami-Dade County’s next mayor, the ballot for the May 24 special
election also includes a half-dozen charter amendments. Click here to view this May 9, 2011
article from The Miami Herald.
→ Special Briefing
The Special Briefing is a newsletter designed to educate the Jewish community on issues of
importance to Miami-Dade County. This newsletter does not necessarily represent the views
of the JCRC or the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. To respond to the Special Briefing,
Lori Dearman at [email protected]
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Stanley C. Myers Building
4200 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 576-4000
The Mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is to mobilize human and financial resources
to care for those in need, strengthen Jewish life and advance the unity, values and shared purpose
of the Jewish people in Miami, in Israel and around the world.
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