Former Democratic Rep. Javier Fernández is running to become South Miami’s next Mayor — and so far, he’s the only one in the contest.
Mayor Sally Philips said she will “probably decide sometime in May” whether to run for re-election.
Fernández represented House District 114 from 2018 to 2020, when he made an unsuccessful Senate bid. It was later determined that contest and two others were targets of a ghost candidate scheme.
Filing to run in South Miami marks a return to politics for the 46-year-old, who said he plans to run a grassroots campaign over the next seven months.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics