Voter Guide 2015

Michael DeFilippi

Why are you running? I’m running because it’s time someone takes the initiative to make our city operate more efficiently. Miami Beach is ready for a leader with a fresh perspective that will transform this city into an even greater paradise. The importance of traffic reduction, infrastructure improvements and improving quality of life issues will […]

/ October 20, 2015


Philip Levine

Why are you running? I am running for re-election as Mayor because I believe that Miami Beach continues to take on the critical challenges of today with real solutions. We have eased flooding in parts of Miami Beach as a result of immediate action under my leadership and of the Commission. We have balanced our […]

/ October 20, 2015


Teresa Sarnoff

Why are you running? I love Miami. This is my home. We are on the precipice of being one of the most important cities in the Western Hemisphere. We are the gateway to North, South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean. We have vibrant culture, incredible food, exciting nightlife, gorgeous weather, beautiful architecture, […]

/ October 20, 2015


Graciela (Grace) Solares

Why are you running? As a long-time resident of the City of Miami, I know that we must tackle the challenges we face today head on — and it starts by putting Miami first! From increasing public participation in our city government to improving the quality of life for our residents, I have a proven […]

/ October 20, 2015


Mark Weithorn

Why are you running? I have been civically active in Miami Beach for the past 28 years. Today I see Miami Beach, and Miami-Dade County, growing without providing the proper infrastructure required for a major metropolitan area, with mass-transit and mobility as the biggest challenge. As chair of the Miami Beach Transportation & Parking Committee […]

/ October 20, 2015


Mark Samuelian

Why are you running? I love Miami Beach, want to give back to the community and am confident that I can deliver for our residents. Importantly, I am at the point of my career where I can serve our community full-time. What do you see as the biggest challenges facing Miami Beach right now? Traffic/parking […]

/ October 20, 2015


John Elizabeth Aleman

Why are you running? I’ve been a resident of Miami Beach for more than 21 years. My husband, Jose Alemán, and I are raising two young sons. I started my campaign to focus on the needs of Miami Beach residents. We have many problems to solve if we are to remain the best city in which […]

/ October 20, 2015


Ricky Arriola

Why are you running? I am running because I want to realize Miami Beach’s potential as a world class city! I envision Miami Beach as one of the Top 10 American cities to live in. Our City is moving in the right direction and I want to ensure it continues on that path of progress. […]

/ October 19, 2015


Jonathan Parker

Why are you running? Because I found myself complaining about how the city is being operated and I can do a better job for the residents and local businesses. The residents need to run City Hall, not City Hall running the residents. What do you see as the biggest challenges facing Miami Beach right now? […]

/ October 19, 2015


Isaiah Mosley

What do I see as the biggest challenges facing Miami Beach right now, and what are some solutions I would propose: I do not think Miami Beach is adequately preparing for rising sea levels. They have the best intentions and a respectable sum of money to commence construction, but without the proper environmental oversight / scientific […]

/ October 19, 2015