The Miami-Dade mayor's race has lost a contender.
Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, who declared his candidacy on Jan. 31, 2011, posted a statement on his Facebook page Monday telling supporters that he has decided not to run in the August election.
"After more than ten years of public service and with a growing family, the time has come to make sure that I can spend quality time with my children and wife," Bermudez said in the statement.
Bermudez's exit leaves Mayor Carlos Gimenez running against County Commission Chairman Joe Martinez and 11 lesser-known candidates. Martinez officially declared his candidacy last week.
Bermudez had raised nearly $50,000 for his individual campaign account in the last year. While more than any of the other challengers, it was still a far cry from Gimenez, who has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars for his re-election campaign.
Read Bermudez's full statement after the jump.