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Teresa Sarnoff pondering 2015 run for husband's Miami commission seat


Term-limited Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff’s days representing the city's easternmost neighborhoods are numbered. And a likely scrum awaits in November 2015 when his seat will be open to all challengers.

But it’s possible a Sarnoff will still be on the ballot.

The commissioner's wife, Teresa Sarnoff, is mulling a run to keep the post in the family. She told The Herald she’s seriously considering a campaign to represent District 2, which stretches from Coconut Grove north past Edgewater.

“I’m interested. Obviously I haven’t reached a decision yet. It’s premature. Your call took me by surprise, quite honestly,” she told a reporter. “I’m thinking long and hard on it, but it’s still 15 months out.”

Teresa Sarnoff, 59, is a former legal assistant who says she’s now dabbling in real estate. She has mostly remained “behind the scenes” since her husband was first elected to office in 2006. But she said she has been civically engaged for years in Coconut Grove, where the Sarrnoffs live.

“I like to flesh things out and have a firm idea of everything that I would like to do and how I would accomplish it,” she said. “I’m interested in getting out there and hearing what the constituents say.”