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  Penelas, Alex
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NameAlex Penelas
Miami, Florida , United States
Website [Link]
Born December 18, 1961 (59 years)
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Sep 26, 2020 02:18pm
Tags Hispanic - Moderate -
InfoPERSONAL: Born Dec. 18, 1961, in Miami. Married to Lilliam for 10 years. Two sons: William, 9, and Christopher, 7.

PROFESSIONAL: Serving his second term as mayor of Miami-Dade County, 1996-present.

EDUCATION: B.A. in political science, Biscayne College (now St. Thomas University), 1981. Law degree from University of Miami School of Law, 1985.

POLITICAL: Elected to Hialeah City Council in 1987. Elected to Miami-Dade County Commission in 1990. Elected as Miami-Dade's first executive mayor in 1996.

EMPLOYMENT: Corporate lawyer at Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody & Cole for 10 years before joining Shutts & Bowen, another law firm, where he was employed from 1995 to 1996.

Mayor Alex Penelas, now serving his second term as Mayor of Miami-Dade County, is one of the most exciting young men in Florida. Only 42, he launched his public service career in 1987 when elected as a Councilman in the City of Hialeah. In 1990, he was the youngest person ever elected to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.

Six years later, he was elected Miami-Dade's first Executive Mayor. Today he guides a community of 2.3 million people from 160 countries; and oversees a budget of $5.6 billion, and 30,000 employees.

DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/20/2003-10/24/2003 Hamilton Campaigns (D) 42.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 28, 2004 12:00am Interview Penelas reasserting himself in waning days as Miami-Dade mayor  Article CBlock941 
Aug 05, 2004 12:00am News Touch-screen voting machines in Miami-Dade concern Penelas  Article Qbanito 
Aug 04, 2004 12:00am Profile [Miami-Dade Mayor] Penelas Strives For Balance Between His Party And His Roots  Article CBlock941 
Jun 06, 2004 12:00am News Gore says Penelas betrayed Democrats  Article New York Democrat 
Sep 14, 2003 12:00am General Penelas now says he regrets Elián González comments; explains his distance from Clinton and Gore: "[P]eople understood I had to take care of my own election first"...  Article eddy 9_99 
Jul 09, 2003 12:00am News Miami-Dade mayor to apologize for local 1990 snub of Mandela  Article eddy 9_99 

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  08/18/2020 Miami-Dade County Mayor Lost 24.53% (-4.75%)
  08/31/2004 FL US Senate - D Primary Lost 10.06% (-48.02%)
  09/05/2000 Miami-Dade County Mayor Won 51.64% (+30.74%)
  10/01/1996 Dade County Mayor Won 60.56% (+21.12%)
  09/02/1996 Dade County Mayor - Primary Won 36.78% (+11.54%)
  03/16/1993 Metro-Dade County Commissioner 12 Won 90.04% (+80.08%)
  11/10/1987 Hialeah City Council Won 16.01% (-0.41%)
  11/03/1987 Hialeah City Council - Primary Won 8.29% (-2.41%)
  09/06/2018 FL Lt. Governor - D Selection Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
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