Eight candidates, some very familiar to voters, vie for two Miami Beach Commission seats

Two seats on the Miami Beach Commission are up for grabs Tuesday, when voters will go to the polls to decide who they want to succeed outgoing Commissioners Micky Steinberg and Michael Góngora.

A third contest that would have pitted incumbent Commissioner Mark Samuelian against challenger Fabían Basabe was canceled after Basabe was disqualified, allowing Sameulian to win by default.

Both remaining races feature four candidates and some names that should be familiar to locals. If no candidate in a race secures more than 50% of the vote, the two candidates who receive the most votes in each will compete in runoffs Nov. 16.

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