Miami Beach Commissioner John Elizabeth Alemán will not seek re-election when her four-year term ends in November.
Alemán announced the decision at a City Commission meeting on Wednesday, citing a desire to spend more time with her family.
“While I may consider a future role in public service, the timing is right for me now with both sons in their teens to focus on their needs and see them successfully launched on to college and their own adult lives,” Alemán said, reading from a letter she wrote.
In another surprise announcement, former State Rep. David Richardson said later Wednesday that he plans to run for Alemán’s seat in November.
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