Debates set for town, state races

Government Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Eight candidates in four races in the Nov. 3 election will debate at Miami Dade College North Campus.

     Forums will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16.

     Former Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas will moderate the town council debates.

      Executive Frank Bolanos, co-founder of a charter school and former school board chair, will question candidates for the state legislature.

     The candidates for council Seat 1 are business owner Tony Fernandez and attorney Nayib

Hassan; insurance executive Ray Garcia and incumbent councilwoman

Marilyn Ruano, an accountant, are vying for Seat 2.

     Fla. District 103 Rep. Cindy Polo, D-Miramar will face attorney Thomas Fabrizio, a Republican who is also from Miramar.

     Former teacher Annette Collazo, a Democrat, and Alex Rizo, a Republican and education consultant, both from Hialeah, are in the Fla. District 110 race.

     Email questions for the moderators to ask to

     Watch the debates on town social media pages and online.


--Linda Trischitta


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