District 1: Eleazar Melendez

Eleazar Melendez

District 1


Political consultant

Former political director, Miami Democratic Party

This post is part of our voter guide for the Nov. 5 local elections. Head to the main landing page for a guide to some other key races.

District 1 runs north from about Northwest Seventh Street to Northwest 36th Street, and east from a little past Northwest 42nd Avenue near the Tamiami Canal to Northwest Seventh Avenue.

Melendez did not return the questionnaire that we sent to candidates. You can find more information by clicking the link on the left-hand side of the page. Melendez’s opponents are Horacio Aguirre, Alex Diaz De La Portilla, Miguel Gabela, Verania “Betty” Hermida, Yanny Hidalgo, and Francisco “Frank” Pichel.

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