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Voice of dissent on Miami commission faces reelection challenge


The Miami commissioner who’s often the lone voice of dissent on the dais is now defending his seat against a candidate who thinks nobody in the commission has done enough to keep the city from becoming the Wild West.

Alex Dominguez, who sells pharmaceutical products for a living, is the only challenger running against Commissioner Frank Carollo in the Nov. 5 race for District 3.

Carollo, who has a huge advantage in contributions, says he is proud to have become “the independent voice” on the commission.

“Many would say that I am the voice of reason and that I bring a financial perspective the city needs,” said Carollo, a certified public accountant. “But you can’t be effective alone; you also need your colleagues to implement legislation.”

If reelected, Carollo, who is 42, said he will continue to focus on strengthening the city’s financial team, building the emergency reserve funds without raising taxes, and challenging city business decisions that don’t benefit residents.

Dominguez’s criticisms are levied more squarely at the city administration under Mayor Tomás Regalado than at the commissioner he aims to replace.

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