Raquel Regalado Hints at Run for Either Miami-Dade or Miami Mayor
It seems like anytime we elect a new mayor in Miami we're also kickstarting the political career of at least one of their children as well.
Raquel Regalado, a School Board member and daughter of current Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, announced this morning that she's very possibly eying a run as either Miami-Dade mayor in 2016 or City of Miami mayor in 2017.
According to the Miami Herald, she made the remarks on the 880 AM Gray Zone radio show this morning. She's confirmed that she's "consider(ing) both" the elected jobs.
Regalado, 40, has announced that she won't seek re-election to her seat on the School Board, and is also coming off a political win as she was one of the more high-profile opponents of a plan to raise property taxes to refurbish the county courthouse, a measure that lost at the polls last week.
A run at the county seat would place her against incumbent Mayor Carlos Gimenez. Former City of Miami Mayor and current County Commissioner Xavier Suarez has also expressed interest in the job.
A run at the city job would likely pit her against Suarez's son Francis, currently a city commissioner. Suarez abandoned his campaign for mayor in 2013.
Yes, if that race materialized in 2017, it would place the children of two former city mayors against each other for the job.
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