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20, 2012

Fernando Figueredo
figueref@miamidade.gov
305-375-1545

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Names Community Leaders To Election Advisory Group


Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez today named nine local community leaders to serve on the Mayor’s Election Advisory Group.  The group of well-respected citizens will work with the Mayor, as well as County Commissioners Lynda Bell, Sally A. Heyman, Dennis C. Moss and Rebeca Sosa, in an effort to find sensible, long-term solutions to the County’s recent elections challenges.  The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28th, at 9:00 a.m., at the Elections Department in Doral.

Mayor Gimenez made the decision to form the Advisory Group on November 7th, following a busy Presidential Election season during which many Miami-Dade County voters endured long lines and unacceptably long wait times at the polls during both the early voting period and on Election Day. 

“The team of local leaders we have assembled to help tackle our elections issues reflects our community’s ethnic and political diversity.  I know they’ll represent the best interests of our residents,” said Mayor Gimenez.  “I’m excited to get to work, and our objective is clear: now is the time to for us to take stock of what we did right, what needs to improve, take appropriate action and move forward to make our elections process the best in the nation.  I want to incorporate the latest technology to make voting fast and easy in our community.”

Election Advisory Group Members
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa
Alice E. Ancona                                           
Kendall Coffey                                  
Bishop Victor T. Curry                     
Robert H. Fernandez
Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Murray Greenberg
Lovette McGill
Gepsie Metellus
C.J. Ortuño