North Miami Election Day is here! (Yawn)

Does anyone else miss the days when Kevin Burns – and his little red fire truck – ran for office?

Let’s face it, a North Miami election without him in the race is sorta boring, right?  Say what you will about good ol’ Kevin, he always managed to spice things up during campaign season.

Even North Miami Court Jester Jean Marcellus, who is (as usual) running for one seat or another, has managed to stay under the radar.

In past elections, we could always count on Jean to provide much needed entertainment by getting punched in the face, pronouncing “hardship” as “hot shit” at a candidate forum, asking police officers to wave at people, bouncing checks, or beclowning himself on the Rotchill Anderson show.

This year, not so much.

Watching Jean Marcellus attempt to debate anyone is always a blast.  Alas, we never got the chance.

Although a group called NoMi Neighbors hosted a mayoral candidate forum on May 2, 2017 (North Miami resident Vanessa Pierre posted a recap of the event on Facebook), there were none held for the candidates running in Districts 2 or 3.  Damn shame.

Interestingly, the City of North Miami did not sponsor a candidate forum this time around, either.

As for campaign finance violations, no complaints have been filed with the Florida Elections Commission that we know of.  Not that it matters.  By the time the FEC gets around to investigating campaign finance fraud, the election is over and most of the perpetrators are already in office.

We predict that even though there are three candidates in the District 3 race, Councilman Philippe Bien-Aime will easily beat his opponents.

We also predict that Councilwoman Carol Keys will most likely retain her District 2 seat.

Since Mayor Smith Joseph has drawn four three challengers, there’s a chance that he’ll have to compete in a run-off election on June 6, 2017.

If you haven’t voted already, today is your last chance.  Polls close at 7:00 PM, so you still have plenty of time.

You can’t say you weren’t warned!

So get out there.



Print Friendly, PDF & Email


  1. Dean Reynolds says:

    Mayor Smith Joseph has drawn three not four challengers.


    1. Stephanie Kienzle says:

      Oops! You’re absolutely correct. I meant there were four in the race. I’ll fix that now. Thanks.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *