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Michelle Spence-Jones May Run in Special Election

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So, Miami will hold a special election to fill the seat that Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones was booted from after turning herself in for grand theft charges a day after she was sworn in for her second term. And you'll never guess who's considering a run: Michelle Spence-Jones! 


Spence-Jones is eligible to run since she hasn't been convicted of anything. 

"I am considering it, but I have not made a decision yet,"

she told CBS4

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CBS4 reminds us of a similar situation in 1998 when Commissioner Humberto Hernandez was removed from office, ran in the special election and won with 65% of the vote, only to be removed from office again a few months later. 

Mayor Regalado announced the special election today after Gov. Crist refused to appoint a replacement. The election is expected to be held in mid-January and will cost the city in the neighborhood of $200,000. Meanwhile, voters in District 4 are heading to the polls today for the run-off election between Francis Suarez and Manolo Reyes. 

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