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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Javier Gonzalez to run for Commission seat

Another hat in the ring with Village Council member Javier Gonzalez. Javier stepped down as president of the Village Council on Tuesday night so that he can now run for District 2 Commissioner in the November elections.

He is still on the Village Council,, he is just not president as of last night; he announced his decision to run at Tuesday's meeting, but he did not file yet. He will file to run on March 2. The reason he made the announcement before he filed, was to give the Village Council time to find a replacement and not have any disruptions.


This brings the total to seven who are running for the office being vacated by Commissioner Marc Sarnoff who is out due to term limits. Others running are Grace Solares, Mike SimpsonRosa Maria Polamino, Teresa Sarnoff, Lorry Woods and Ken Russell.

Javier is a Coconut Grove realtor. He knows Brickell and Downtown, too. He has been here since 1965. 

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a printed program for this race? Do they each have distinctive colors? District-2 Commissioner Candidates should wear their number 1-7 on front and back of shirts, so we can better recognize them. What are the odds and where can we place our bets?

February 25, 2015 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Bob Coultas said...

Sigh. This is unfortunate. Five of these candidates should withdraw for the greater good. I doubt, however, that their egos would allow it. I hope they all reconsider.

Those who believe that Marc has not done well for our Village and our City should have one candidate to stand behind to oppose Theresa, the dog or the brother-in-law-- whomever they have running in this particular election cycle. We're not going to get a change otherwise.

February 25, 2015 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering the number of candidates, the pay for being an incompetent tool at doing nothing must be great.

Not to mention the collateral benefits, juicy sidekicks, fame, power and all that crap politicians also crave.

February 26, 2015 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is this dude?

February 26, 2015 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this the guy that people didn't want in the village council because he lives in South Beach? Talk about scrapping the bottom of the barrel for a candidate.

February 26, 2015 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Elissa Margulies said...

To Anonymous 2/26 @ 7:16 pm:
For those of us who are local residents, we see Javier jogging early in the mornings, because he lives here in the Grove. Oh, and for the record, he also owns the office space at Grove Square where he works. So, the only "scrapping" of barrels, seems to be coming from your camp.

February 27, 2015 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will accept any barrels that anyone is scrapping - they have so many uses, really.

The good thing about this many candidates is that it ensures a runoff.

February 27, 2015 10:10 AM  
Blogger Michelle Verga said...

Just say NO to nepotism
We need a candidate that will promote local business, not self interest.
And I am not afraid to sign my name.

Michelle Verga

February 27, 2015 12:24 PM  
Blogger Michelle Verga said...

It's so easy to be "snarky & superior" when you can hide behind "Anonymous" isn't it?

February 27, 2015 12:30 PM  
Blogger Tony Scornavacca Jr. said...

Mr. Gonzalez is a lifelong Coconut Grove resident, and a qualified public servant. ... And, he has a funny domain name, GottaJavMiami.com

February 27, 2015 5:16 PM  
Anonymous James Willoughby said...

He's got my vote. I've had many conversations with Mr. Gonzalez about the Grove and he always comes off as knowledgeable and reasonable with his vision.

February 27, 2015 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A candidate needs to run and win in Morningside, Edgewater, Downtown, the Roads and Brickell Avenue too. Plus, a few other neighborhoods. Who knows every neighborhood?

February 28, 2015 9:37 PM  

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