M.L. Chamber of Commerce to host mayoral debate

Community Friday, September 6, 2013

The Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce is hosting a mayoral debate for the five candidates seeking to replace Michael Pizzi during the organization’s regular luncheon meeting on Wednesday, September 4.

Pizzi was suspended from political office following his arrest on public corruption charges which prompted the October 1 special election.

Candidates include Councilmember Nelson Hernandez, who resigned his post to run for mayor, founding Miami Lakes Mayor Wayne Slaton, local activist Dr. David Bennett, real estate broker Edwin Romero and educator Luis Espinosa will have an opportunity to present their political platforms during the luncheon at Shula’s Hotel.

The September 4 luncheon was originally scheduled to hear Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera. He will be rescheduled to speak most likely at the November luncheon.

The Chamber is hosting the mayoral debate as a service to the community with the express purpose of educating the town regarding the mayoral candidates.

Networking starts at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at 12 noon.

Bar Association hosts candidate’s forum:

The Miami Lakes Bar Association will host a mayoral and town council candidates forum from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, at  Shula’s Hotel on Main Street.

Each candidate will be asked to make brief statements for three minutes or less, answer prepared questions from a neutral moderator and answer spontaneous questions from audience members.

The event is free and no reservations are required.

The Miami Lakes Bar Association is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization of members of the Florida Bar. The group does not endorse any political or judicial candidate.

For more information on the event, call Ameil Padron-Fragetta at 305-557-6060 during business hours.