Voter Guide 2015

David S. Wieder

Why are you running? I am running to restore integrity, trust, and responsiveness back to City Hall. The recent scandals surrounding Mayor Levine and his solicitation of developers for the Relentless for Progress PAC, as well as financing a slate of candidates in the other commission races, has led me to run for office. Our […]

/ October 19, 2015


Rosa Maria (Rosy) Palomino

Why are you running? Miami’s toxic political climate has to change. Miami’s politicians have sold the future of our city for the short-term gains of the special interests that contribute to their campaigns. Effectively, our quality of life is being diluted in order to return favors to select campaign contributors. Traffic, like most problems we face on a daily […]

/ October 19, 2015


Javier Gonzalez

Why are you running? I want to give back to the community that gave me so much. I will only serve four years and as such will have no need for future campaign funding nor special interest dough. What do you see as the biggest challenges facing Miami right now? Housing for anyone in the 60% […]

/ October 19, 2015


Ken Russell

Why are you running? I don’t feel that I had a choice in running. I had to step up when my commissioner was letting the neighborhood down with regard to the six contaminated parks in the city. I was successful in leading an effort that reversed the city’s plan and protects our health and home values. Everything I’ve […]

/ October 19, 2015


Mike Roger Simpson

Why are you running? My entire political career began 10 months ago, when I got tired of fighting the urge to write-in “none of the above” every election day. I decided to do something about the fact that the candidates on the ballot weren’t people who were like me, who thought as I did, who would do the job […]

/ October 19, 2015


Betsy Perez

Why are you running? Because I care and I want to give back to the City that has given so much to me. I’m in it for the good of the community. I just want to do what’s right for the City that I’ve raised my 5 children in. I couldn’t help but notice your […]

/ October 19, 2015


Wifredo (Willy) Gort

Commissioner Willy Gort Why are you running? To finalize our efforts in stabilizing the city’s finances. When I previously left the city in 2001, the city’s reserves had been raised to $60 million; during my absence this reserve was depleted. I want to make sure that controls are in place to ensure that this does not happen again […]

/ October 14, 2015