Marcos Miralles

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Marcos Miralles
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City Council of Hialeah, Florida
PartyNon-partisan
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Marcos Miralles was a 2013 nonpartisan candidate for the city council of Hialeah, Florida.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Hialeah city council elections, 2013

Miralles ran in the 2013 election for the city council of Hialeah, Florida, council-member Group VI. He lost to incumbent Paul "Pablito" Hernandez in the nonpartisan primary on November 5, 2013.[2][3]

City Council of Hialeah Florida (Group 6), 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Non-partisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Hernanez Incumbent 76.2% 12,684
     Non-partisan Marcos Miralles 23.8% 3,964
Total Votes 16,648
Source: Miami Dade County Board of Elections

Issues

Pensions

As of 2013, Hialeah's elected council members were given a pension after they reached the age of 55 and if they had completed 12 years or more of service on the city council. A ballot measure putting an end to this pension plan for future candidates and requiring voter approval for any future changes in city official pension plans was approved on November 5, 2013. Some said that this ballot measure was nothing more than an electoral tool, used to manipulate voters with regard to the mayoral and city council member races.[4]

Miralles announced support for the pension question. He also criticized it for not doing enough and ignoring the problem of large pensions being received by current retirees. Miralles criticized the city council for using this measure for political posturing, when it does not, in fact, solve the pension issues of the city. Despite Miralles saying the measure does not go far enough and is not much more than a political trick, he did acknowledge that the referendum is a good one and encouraged a "yes" vote from electors on November 5.[4][5]

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