Day after re-election, Mayor Gimenez feels ‘great’ to be back

MIAMI (WSVN) - One day after Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez was re-elected for a second term, the incumbent mayor is as hopeful as ever.

Gimenez beat his opponent Raquel Regalado for the seat, Tuesday night, during the 2016 general election.

On Wednesday, Gimenez said he was eager to focus his full attention back on running the county, and its $7 billion budget.

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“It feels great to have been re-elected as the Mayor of Miami-Dade County,” he said. “We will be known as one of the great cities of the United States by the end of this century.”

Gimenez won over his opponent with 56 percent of the vote. Regalado received 44 percent.

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