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Rep. Eddy Gonzalez for Hialeah Mayor?

State Rep. Eduardo "Eddy" Gonzalez, a Hialeah Republican, may have just capped off the 2008 election season with his reelection to the State House, but could there be another campaign in the works for 2009?

Eddy_websiteA group of unknown Hialeah residents hope so. They are trying to lure Gonzalez back into city politics to run in the Hialeah's 2009 mayoral election. A "grassroots" website has surfaced, asking Hialeah residents to sign a petition "demonstrating the broad support for an Eddy Gonzalez campaign."

No word yet from Gonzalez if he would consider a run against his former colleague on the council- current Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina, but according to the site-- "everywhere he goes, the Representative is asked: "Would you consider running for Mayor in 2009?" His answer is that he has no intention or plans to seek the office. But he hasn't decided not to run, either. We're convinced that Eddy can be persuaded to run."

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Francis Hastings

I would love to see some continued change in the City of Hialeah. I know that in three years the city has come a long way, longer than it had in nearly half a century, as usual you get the typical complainers, but those are the select few that love to complain and not offer solutions. Those are the few that make our city look like a "banana republic" and tell everyone it is such. Those are the few with no brains that look to someone like Rep. Gonzalez to run for an office where he barely knows what the duties are, or who to begin to fulfill those. Does he even balance the budget in his home? Has he ever had any administrative experience? Can he even spell "m-u-n-i-c-i-p-a-l-i-t-y"? I can certainly tell you that this Neanderthal looking gentleman, whom is a firm believer of basing his "knowledge" on consuming a barrel of liquor is definitely not my representative nor would I consider him a leader of any sort.
THANK YOU FOR THIS COMIC SPURT IN OUR HECTIC LIVES....

Hialeah Rick

Eddy is a decent man who could have a real chance of winning. Adding to Robaina's problems is that he just appointed a 21 year college student to the city council. While her age and inexperience may seem like the biggest problem, they are not.

She is actually the daughter of the Mayor's girlfriend / mistress. This is not unusual for the twice divorced Robaina. His current wife Raiza was his secretary / mistress before he married her.

Hialeah Rick

Eddy is a decent man who could have a real chance of winning. Adding to Robaina's problems is that he just appointed a 21 year college student to the city council. While her age and inexperience may seem like the biggest problem, they are not.

She is actually the daughter of the Mayor's girlfriend / mistress. This is not unusual for the twice divorced Robaina. His current wife Raiza was his secretary / mistress before he married her.

Hialeah Rick

Eddy is a decent man who could have a real chance of winning. Adding to Robaina's problems is that he just appointed a 21 year college student to the city council. While her age and inexperience may seem like the biggest problem, they are not.

She is actually the daughter of the Mayor's girlfriend / mistress. This is not unusual for the twice divorced Robaina. His current wife Raiza was his secretary / mistress before he married her.

Cheo

David Rivera’s impeccable Republican credentials include having served as Chairman of the Republicans for Clinton Coalition in 92. Thanks for supporting the Republican candidate, Rep. Rivera!

FLYPELICANFLY a.k.a. W.Z.

As a long time Hialeah resident, who reads the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald along with the political blogs I can assure you that less then 5% of residents in the "City of Progress" do not read these rediculous blogs or this paper. How could anyone with half a brain not recognize that Hialeah has come such a long way from Raul Martinez to now. Although Julio Robaina is his predocessor, Julio Robaina is his own man and I think that this past elections demonstrated to Raul or anyone for that matter, that they can't even run for dog catcher in Hialeah and expect to win, and why you may ask? They are all damaged goods, people with track records. Eddy Gonzalez is one of those individuals who supported Raul Martinez but was a coward not to come out publicly and say it, and he attended many fund raisers for his candidate R.M. but the Republican Party has a very good memory Mr. Gonzalez. So if Eddy Gonzalez has thoughts of running for Mayor and a group of 10 Eddy fans are behind this, as a resident I have news for you HE WON'T WIN!!!!!!!! No one will elect a person who smokes cigars for a living, owns a run-downed cafe in Miami Lakes, and most importantly has done absolutely nothing in the State Legislature for Hialeah except pass one bill in regards to Carbon Monoxide. Hialeah is better off today then ever before and the choice of Katherine Cue should be commended, she is young, energetic, and the voice of young people will be heard. So to all the the politicians of Hialeah and so called wannabe Mayor's and those thinking of running Re-Elect Robaina in 09 for Mayor and the Continued progress in Hialeah.

The Real Cheo

GOP Wars: Rivera vs. Curbelo

Read more about it at http://versaillesbeat.blogspot.com

The Real Cheo

David Rivera’s impeccable Republican credentials include having served as Chairman of the Republicans for Clinton Coalition in 92. Thanks for supporting the Republican candidate, Rep. Rivera!

Elephant Man

I think the imposter Cheo at 2:44 is confusing Rivera with Curbelo's contributions to Democrat candidates. While Republicans were fighting to take back Congress, Curbelo was helping keep Nancy Pelosi in power. Smooth move ex-lax.

Carlos Cubelo
MIAMI, FL
33173 Capitol Gains, Corp./Managing Membe $500 12/18/2007 P SIRES FOR CONGRESS - Democrat

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/carlos-curbelo.asp?cycle=08

The Real Cheo

Why isn't the LIBERAL Versailles Blog talking about David "Mr. Republican" Rivera CHAIRING the coalition of Republilcans for the BILL CLINTON against an INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN President!!!

The Real Elias

How come the Versailles Blog doesn't talk about the financing of David Rivera's State Committeeman race? How about the Ringer story from the Herald? Obviously, integrity is not a requirement for REC CHair in Miami "Banana Republic" Dade...

dr fox

I think Eddy and Raul Martienz are in it together to try to look like fools again at the polls like they did when they lost with that foolish girl Iglesias and again with Rauls miserable loss in Hialeah in 08.

Versailles Beat Blog
Caputa

Oye, Cheo at 2:44 and 4:21, the other side seemed to have proven Curbelo's contribution to a liberal Democrat in 2007, so where is your proof of Rivera's involvement with Clinton in 1992?

Just curious.

Ping

Read all about David Rivera's platform for Miami-Dade REC Chair below...

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2008/11/rep-rivera-has.html

DVM Leah

I believe that the things that Mayor Robaina has done for ALL residents and business owners (big and small) has been great especially during difficult economic times, I have a small vet office in Hialeah, I almost had to close down before Mayor Robaina became Mayor. He got me connected with the Chamber, the HDDI office and ive been able to stay afloat because of his resilience and strength. He helps out all people and Hialeah has never seen this....No Mayor of this city has ever known the City and its people as Mayor RObaina does,personally. We need this guy here for another four years before he becomes our next county Mayor or Governor. No one else has this capacity, this Mongol, Eddy cant be Mayor of Hialeah, County or serve his post as a state legislature, he cant stand this name honorably. Eddy IS A JOKE,,,, a washed up JOKE....

Nilo

Hello mi nombre is Nilo Juri, I ran for mayor against Robaina. Rafael "Ralph" Arza is the reason why Robaina will not serve a second term.

The true mayor of Hialeah is Rafael, not Robaina.

I will vote Eddy in 2009.

Evelio

DVD Leah, since I live in Eduardo district I was stunned by your comments. I visited his campaign website and found this:

In the Legislature, Eddy has a remarkable record, having secured the state funding to construct a 40MGD Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant; funds for the Town of Miami Lakes Bull Run Roadway and Drainage Improvement project; and funding for the City of Hialeah construction of Water Mains for the Annexation Area. He has achieved passage into law important pieces of legislation – such as the "Carbon Monoxide Safety Law", and a bill that benefits families of low-income students eligible to receive supplemental educational services by increasing a parent's ability to make an informed choice before choosing the SES provider for their child. Eddy took to the floor of the House for passage, the legislation that will help Florida International Univeristy recruit new Medical School Faculty.

Is this true?
Can anyone confirm it?

If so I'll be voting for Eddy in 2009

DVM Leah

Hahahaha Once again, this guy, Eddy is a joke. He cant pass a substantive bill and budget items only pass because both Mayor Robaina and former Mayor Slayton worked their rear off in Tallahassee with REAL legislators such as Marco Rubio, Rene Garcia, Carlos Lopez Cantera, and David Rivera Who GET THINGS DONE IN TALLAHASSEE. They don't see Tallahassee as a lobbyist free for all and a way to get drunk for free.....EDDy is a joke, he isnt even taken seriously in his home, he difinitely isnt considered legitimate in tallahassee or anywhere else in Florida.

Martin

DVM Leah = Arnie Alonso

Yedra

Remember who pulls the strings in Hialeah. Arza.
Robaina is asleep at the wheel, while the pitbull runs around gobbling up contracts.

DVM Leah

Its funny how so Few people have such few things of importance to do, how bored and uninmportant, insignificant your lives are that you attempt to hurt someone because of your insecurities.

The Real Cheo

Check out Carlos Curbelo's documented contributions to Democrats. What an embarASSment.

Carlos Cubelo
MIAMI, FL
33173 Capitol Gains, Corp./Managing Membe $500 12/18/2007 P SIRES FOR CONGRESS - Democrat

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/carlos-curbelo.asp?cycle=08

DISAPPOINTED 08

I agree that a young person's perspective is important, with regards, to our city's future growth. However, with so many young professionals, IN COLLEGE, majoring in POLITICAL SCIENCE, and with a greater knowledge of how things should be, why would you elect someone with so little credentials?

Ms. Little Hialeah and the singing of our National Anthem is not my idea of a credential.
If she’s so concerned with educating our youth, she should consider going to college and take on a career as a school teacher. Leave the politics to those who have made it their life’s goal.

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FLYPELICANFLY is not an alias I would use if I wanted people to take me seriously with regards to a political opinion. Why would you use a Tony Montana Quote, from Scarface, as your alias, but then again, what can you expect from a person who thinks the decision made to place Ms. Cue on the council was a good idea.

You and the Mayor seem to be thinking with the wrong “HEAD”

steven hartz

i just came accross this article, and it has to be one of the funniest things in the world, Maybe Eddy should run and add to the Charter to make Carlos his Vice Mayor. THis would be funny to follow this weeks Cique du Mamlon

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