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Wife of ex-lawmaker who resigned in 'sexxxy mama' text scandal to run for Miami Beach commission

via @cveiga 

Real estate agent Micky Steinberg filed to run for Miami Beach City Commission on Monday. 

Despite her qualifications -- Steinberg is a board member of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, and has served on the Public Policy Committee of Jewish Community Services and other boards -- she may be best known for her husband’s deeds.

She’s married to Richard Steinberg, the former Miami Beach state representative who stepped down early last year amid a U.S. Secret Service investigation into inappropriate text messages he sent to a female federal prosecutor.

No charges were filed against him. 

"My husband did the right thing by immediately resigning from office and focusing all his attention to his family," Steinberg told The Miami Herald. "And in terms of my campaign, I'm running for city commission, not my husband."

She said she is running because Miami Beach is at a crossroads and needs a fresh voice at City Hall.

The Steinbergs have two kids under the age of 4, and live in North Beach.

Richard Steinberg, an attorney, practices in Miami Beach with his dad, Paul, who is also a former state lawmaker.

--CHRISTINA VEIGA

This post has been updated with Steinberg's comments.

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