Phillip Stoddard Wins South Miami Mayoral Race - NBC 6 South Florida

Phillip Stoddard Wins South Miami Mayoral Race

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    Incumbent Wins in South Miami Mayoral Election

    South Miami's mayor will remain in the position after a tough election.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018)

    Phillip Stoddard has won Tuesday's South Miami mayoral race after a tough, controversial campaign in which misconduct allegations were made against him.

    Stoddard is a four-term mayor who faced against former mayor Horace Feliu. Stoddard received 56.91 percent of votes, defeating Feliu's 43.09 percent on Tuesday.

    Miami-Dade County Elections said 2,156 people voted, which represents a voter turnout of 28.68 percent.

    However, days prior to the contest, former South Miami Commissioner Valerie Newman affected the race by releasing a robocall in which she accused Stoddard of forcibly kissing her several years ago around Thanksgiving time.

    Negative Campaigning Occurring in South Miami Mayoral Race

    [MI] Negative Campaigning Occurring in South Miami Mayoral Race

    NBC 6's Steve Litz reports on the mayoral race in South Miami. One significant allegation has muddied the waters to create a negative campaign.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018)

    Stoddard denied the accusations. Feliu said he believes the accusations are true but said he had no part in the robocall.

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