Zoraida Barreiro, Eileen Higgins to Face Off in Runoff for Miami-Dade District 5 Commission Race

A runoff will be held for a seat on Miami-Dade County Commission's District 5 between Zoraida Barreiro and Eileen Higgins after a special election produced no clear winner.

Barreiro, a Cuban healthcare worker based in Little Havana, received 33.08 percent of the vote, while Higgins, a business owner who operates a firm aimed to help local entrepreneurs, received 34.94 percent of the vote, according to Miami-Dade County Elections.

Voter turnout was 12.68 percent. The runoff will be held on June 19.

The winner will represent a district that covers Little Havana, South Beach and part of downtown Miami.

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