Miami residents will decide who will serve out the remainder of Ken Russell’s term on the Miami City Commission.
After two days of debate over whether to appoint or elect Russell’s replacement, Miami’s four remaining Commissioners unanimously opted for a special election on Feb. 27.
The winner will hold the seat representing District 2, which spans Miami’s coast from Coconut Grove north through Brickell, until November, when the city’s regular election will determine the seat’s occupant through 2027.
Russell left office last month in accordance with Florida’s resign-to-run law after an unsuccessful congressional bid.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics