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Miami-Dade commissioner defeated after ethics, mismanagement troubles intends to run for old seat


Nearly three years after becoming the first incumbent to be ousted from the Miami-Dade County Commission in 16 years, Dorrin D. Rolle appears intent on making a comeback.

Rolle, 68, filed paperwork last week to run for his old seat next year. He would challenge the man who won an upset victory against him in 2010, Jean Monestime.

Monestime handily defeated Rolle, despite raising far less in campaign money. Rolle was plagued by ethical troubles and the specter of the late James E. Scott Community Association, a nonprofit liquidated in bankruptcy court after Rolle, its steward, stepped down.

Monestime represents District 2, which includes much of North Miami, North Miami Beach, Liberty City and Biscayne Gardens. Another candidate, pastor Antwane Dwayne Lenoir, has also filed to run.

Monestime did not return a call or text message Wednesday seeking comment. Rolle answered his cell phone, said he would call back and then had an aide request questions in writing. 

The questions were not immediately answered.