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Mayor Carlos Gimenez Announces Bid For Reelection

The Miami-Dade mayoral election is set for Aug. 14



    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced his bid for reelection Wednesday at La Carreta Restaurant on Bird Road.

    During the announcement he reminded voters he kept his promise to reduce taxes and the size of government.

    Gimenez Disses Debate

    [MI] Gimenez Disses Debate
    Carlos Gimenez decided to stand up Miami-Dade mayoral opponent Julio Robaina at a debate Monday. (Published Monday, June 20, 2011)

    "I stand by my record and will proudly run on that record," Gimenez was quoted as saying in a Miami Herald political blog.

    Gimenez was elected Miami-Dade's mayor last June after he defeated former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina. The election was the result of the ousting of Carlos Alvarez in a historic recall election in March.

    Gimenez Presents Budget

    [MI] Gimenez Presents Budget
    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez started discussions with county commissioners about his grand plan to trim $400 million out of the county’s budget. (Published Tuesday, July 19, 2011)

    Gimenez, who graduated from Christopher Columbus High School and attended Barry University, is a longtime Miami-Dade resident.

    Commissioner Joe Martinez is challenging Gimenez in the mayoral election, set for Aug. 14.

    Gimenez's High-Priced Hirings

    [MI] Gimenez's High-Priced Hirings
    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's new staff comes at a high pricetag. (Published Friday, July 29, 2011)