The Miami-Dade County Commission District 6 race has been one with many changes over the last few months. Initially, State Representative and Speaker Pro Tempore of the Florida House, Bryan Avila, what filed to run for the seat. Following Governor Ron DeSantis’ appointment of State Senator Manny Diaz as Commissioner of Education, Avila decided to run for the State Senate seat being vacated by Diaz.
In the days since, several candidates have jumped into this wide open race. These candidates include Kevin Cabrera, the husband of State Representative Demi Busata Cabrera; Dariel Fernandez, the husband of Coral Gables Assistant Community Recreation Department Director Carolina Vester; and Orlando Lamas.
This afternoon, Coral Gables Commissioner Jorge L. Fors, Jr. will be adding his name to the list of candidates.
“I feel like I’m being called to duty and it’s bigger than me- can’t shrink in the moment. An opportunity to truly deliver for my hometown even if it means making a personal sacrifice. Weighed it out and I’m going,” said Fors to Gables Insider.
Fors’ candidacy will require his resignation from the Coral Gables City Commission in November. At that point, the remaining Commissioners will need to appoint someone to serve out the remainder of his term.