Voters Elect Luigi Boria as Doral's New Mayor in Runoff

He will become the second mayor in the city's history

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012  |  Updated 11:08 PM EDT
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Voters in Doral chose Luigi Boria as the city's new mayor in a runoff election on Tuesday.

Boria, a former city councilman, received 54.6 percent of the vote to 45.4 percent for former school board member Frank Bolanos with all precincts reporting, according to unofficial Miami-Dade County Elections Department results.

Boria will become the second mayor in the city's history.

“I would like to give thanks to God for this victory,” Boria told supporters in Spanish at a victory party held in a strip mall parking lot outside his campaign headquarters, The Miami Herald reported. “Now the city will shine all over the world.”

Boria got 41 percent of the vote in the general election on Nov. 6, while Bolanos received 30 percent.

Outgoing Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez could not run again because of term limits.

Also on Tuesday, Sandra Ruiz defeated Elena Ortega-Tauler and Christi Fraga bested Robert Van Name for councilmembers' seats in Doral, according to the elections department.

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