Miami-Dade County Hall insiders already knew that Commissioner Rebeca Sosa could sing.
She has belted out the national anthem before at past county events. And she has serenaded constituents at senior centers -- a practice that became so popular that she eventually recorded a CD to hand out to supporters.
On Tuesday, she showed off her pipes once again, this time at the swearing-in ceremony for Mayor Carlos Gimenez and seven of her fellow commissioners. The master of ceremonies, Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin, warned that Sosa had a sore throat. ("I was so nervous," she later told The Miami Herald.)
But she sang confidently anyway. "That was a sore throat? Really? OK," an impressed Gimenez told Sosa later, when he took the microphone and praised her rendition.
Take a listen for yourself: