Former primary opponent supports Kevin Marino Cabrera for the Miami-Dade Commission

Kevin Marino Cabreras Campaign for the Miami-Dade Commission just received endorsement from one of his former primary opponents.

Entrepreneur on Monday Dariel Fernandez announced that he was backing Cabrera in a two-way race for the District 6 seat on the county commission.

Fernandez, a fellow Republican who owns and operates a software company in Coral Gables, was one of three other candidates running in the elementary school last month. Now that he’s out of the running, he said he wants to see Cabrera win the seat on Nov. 8.

“He has the right combination of private sector experience and community involvement to represent us on the County Commission,” Fernandez said in a statement. “Kevin will lead with conviction and principle, and together we will fight for our families and small businesses, always putting Miami-Dade residents first!”

Fernandez’s nod is Cabrera’s 16th personal endorsement this election cycle. Others supporting Cabrera’s campaign include the former president donald trumpfor whom Cabrera worked during the 2020 presidential election, U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira SalazarChief Financial Officer and Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronisstate deputy Daniel Perezcommissioner-elect of Miami-Dade Anthony RodriguezMayor of Miami Franz SuarezHialeah Mayor Steve Bovo and Coral Gable’s Mayor Vince Lago.

Cabrera is also supported by the state associations of Associated Builders and Contractors, the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

On August 23, Cabrara took first place as the Miami-Dade commissioner in a four-way contest with 43% of the vote Rebekah Sosawho has to resign from office this year because of Term Limits.

Republican Coral Gables Commissioner Jorge Fors Jr. Second came with 26% of the vote, followed by Councilman of the Democratic City of Miami Springs with 18% and Fernandez with 13%.

Cabrera and Fors, supported by Sosa and Vazquez, are now running in a runoff. Miami-Dade Law requires a county commission candidate to receive more than half of the votes cast during the primary to win.

The county commission is a technically impartial body, as are its elections.

In a statement, Cabrera said he was grateful for Fernandez’s support and support.

“Dariel’s support is a testament to our campaign’s efforts to bring our community together,” he said. “I look forward to working with Dariel over the coming weeks as we continue to deliver our positive message of greater transparency and accountability at County Hall to the residents of District 6.”

District 6 encompasses a north-central portion of Miami-Dade, including part or all of the cities of Coral Gables, Hialeah, Miami, Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, and West Miami. The district also contains Miami International Airportone of the county’s two economic powerhouses, and a golf course in Miami renovated as a football stadium for the city’s Major League Soccer team.

The parliamentary elections will take place on November 8th. Early voting starts on October 24th and runs until November 6th.


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