Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Declares Victory in Reelection Bid

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez won reelection Tuesday night with more than 79% of the votes tallied. Max Martinez, his main opponent and a sports podcast producer, had about 11%.

Suarez, 44, will be serving his second four-year term as the city’s 43rd mayor. The son of former Mayor Xavier Suarez tweeted a video of his Election Day celebration.

In both English and Spanish, the Cuban American touted his efforts to turn Miami into the cyber currency capital of the country and promised to find a solution to homelessness and the lack of affordable housing.

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“Today we embark on a new chapter, a journey together to finish what we started, to create the most fair and successful city in our country, to create a model that can be scaled into an agenda for America, bringing prosperity and peace not only to Miami, but to this entire nation,” Suarez said.

His other opponents were Anthony Dutrow, University of Miami student Marie Exantus, and Frank Pichel, a private investigator who was arrested last month.