It looks like Tomas N. "Tommy" Regalado, the eldest son of Miami's mayor, is preparing to run for Miami city commission.
Regalado, a producer at the federally funded TV Martí, filed paperwork this week to appoint a campaign treasurer and open a campaign account at Sabadell United Bank. Regalado has been talking for months about launching a campaign.
He says, however, that he hasn't yet committed to running for the open District 3 commission seat being vacated by term-limited Frank Carollo, and will make a final decision and announcement next week.
"I'll be making my announcement on Tuesday," he said.
The field running for Carollo's seat, which represents a district that includes West Brickell and Little Havana, is already crowded. Frank's brother, former Mayor Joe Carollo, is raising money, as is Zoraida Barreiro, the wife of County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro. Former state senator Alex Diaz de la Portilla is also strongly considering his own campaign.
Meanwhile, Alex Dominguez, Olidia "Lee" Hernandez, Alfonso Leon, Miguel Soliman, Daniel Suarez, and José Suárez have also filed campaign paperwork.