Leanne Tellam Wins Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor Seat

Leanne Tellam will be Palmetto Bay’s next vice mayor after she beat former village manager Ed Silva in Tuesday’s runoff election.

Tellam, an attorney who carried the endorsement of Mayor Karyn Cunningham and other community leaders, captured about 66% of the vote with all precincts reporting Tuesday night. About 5,000 voters participated in the runoff, which was held after none of the three candidates received more than 50% of the vote on Nov. 3. Tellam led her opponent by about 1,600 votes.

Read more at the Miami Herald here.