Coral Gables voters made their way to the polls today to cast their votes in the municipal election and elected a new Mayor.
Vice Mayor Vince Lago has been elected mayor of the City Beautiful, defeating Commissioner Pat Keon and Jackson Rip Holmes.
Lago is only the second Hispanic elected mayor of Coral Gables. Retiring Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli is the other.
COMMISSION GROUP II
In Group II, six candidates ran to fill the vacancy left by Lago.
No candidate reached the required 50% +1 to win the election. In the end, two candidates will advance to a runoff. Rhonda Anderson and Jose Valdes-Fauli will face off on April 27th.
COMMISSION GROUP III
In Group III, four candidates ran to fill the vacancy left by Keon.
No candidate reached the required 50% +1 to win the election in this race either. Javier Baños and Kirk Menendez advance to the April 27th runoff.
Vote by mail ballots will be mailed out on Thursday and early voting will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 24th and 25th.