Coconut Grove real estate agent Javier Gonzalez became the latest candidate to open a campaign account for Miami's District 2 commission seat, which is up for grabs in November. Gonzalez, 53, reportedly announced his intentions to run last week when he stepped down as president of the Coconut Grove Village Council.
There are now eight in the race to replace Commissioner Marc Sarnoff: Gonzalez, Rosa Palomino, Ken Russell, Teresa Sarnoff, Mike Simpson, Seth Sklarey, Grace Solares and Lorry Woods.
Gonzalez filed to run on March 2. We should have gotten it on the record a little earlier, but we've been a little busy.