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?
A 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."