The Miami Springs Municipal Elections start this Friday, April 2nd.  Here’s where to go to vote:

Early Voting:

Friday, April 2nd:  Miami Springs City Hall 8am – 4pm
Saturday, April 3rd: Miami Springs City Hall 8am – 4pm

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Election Day:

Tuesday, April 6th: Miami Springs Country Club 7am – 7pm

CANDIDATES:

We are pleased to have sat down with 3 of the candidates for on camera interviews.  We like doing the live on camera interviews.  You get to see the candidates personalities come through and take your own impression.  You don’t see what we think of the candidate.  You can see the candidate for yourself and make your own opinion.  Unfortunately, one candidate refused to return our phone calls and never replied to our emails.  More on that in a moment.

GROUP II – Jacky Bravo

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Local real estate broker, Jacky Bravo, is running for Seat II.  She joined us last week for an on camera interview.  We sat down with Jacky inside the “Grove” on the grounds of the beautiful Curtiss Mansion to discuss her candidacy, her background and her vision for “Beautiful Miami Springs.” 

BACKGROUND
Jacky has lived in Miami Springs since the age of 2.  She grew up going to Springview Elementary and Miami Springs Middle before going to St. Brendan’s for high school.  Mrs. Bravo graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration Degree. Her and her husband bought their first home here in Miami Springs in 2008.

CAREER
Jacky Bravo was a former Florida educator before turning her career into real estate.  Mrs. Bravo has been a real estate broker for the last decade.

FAMILY LIFE
Bravo is married and the proud mother of two daughters ages 9 and 12.

TOP PRIORITY
Public Safety

GROUP II – Vivian Isla-Rey

Vivian Isla-Rey is running for the Group II seat.  We were hoping to provide you with a video to let you compare and decide for yourself who you thought was the better candidate.  Unfortunately, this candidate (unlike the other three candidates) never returned our phone calls or emails. We like to be fair and give each candidate equal time.  But we can’t force the candidates to participate.  So, we’ve got nothing to share with you.

GROUP IV  – Vincent Medel

We sat down with Vincent Medel, candidate for Miami Springs City Council Group IV.  Watch the full video filmed in front of the beautiful Miami Springs Curtiss Mansion on March 4, 2021.

GROUP IV  – Victor Vazquez

We sat down with Dr. Victor Vazquez, candidate for Miami Springs City Council Group IV, to discuss his background and his views for Miami Springs. Watch the complete video below:

GROUP IV  – Partisan Politics

Typically, Miami Springs politics are non-partisan.  We really don’t care if you’re a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Independent, etc.  Who cares?  It’s about who will do the best job for our community.

However, the Group IV candidates have had a heavy presence in partisan politics.  Vincent Medel has been an unabashed Republican promoter as the President of the Miami Springs Republican Club.  He was the one leading the pro-Trump rallies on Sundays on Curtiss Parkway before the last presidential election.

Dr. Vazquez himself has not been leading the charge for Democrats, but he has had strong Democratic support from the United Teachers of Dade (who’s headquarters are on 36th Street) and even by Democrats in other cities like the Coral Gables Democrats Club.

Again, we prefer if you watch each candidate’s interview and decide based on their vision, background, and trustworthiness rather than political parties.  But the shadow of partisan politics within this particular race can’t be ignored.

 

 

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