The incumbent mayor of the City of Miramar, Wayne Messam, 44, was easily reelected for a second term on in that city’s municipal elections on March 12. Messam, who is also contemplating a run as a Democratic candidate in the 2020 presidential elections handily won 86.05 percent of the votes over his little known challenger Josue LaRose who received 13.95 percent.
Messam, a Jamaican-American, was first elected mayor in 2014, when he defeated then incumbent Mayor Lori Mosely in what regarded as a surprise victory. During his tenure as mayor he has been generally regarded by Miramar residents as “doing an impressive job.” His goal has been to make Miramar, home to one of the largest Caribbean American population in the United States, one of the more progressive cities in the nation. Currently Miramar host more Fortune 500 companies than any other city in Florida, and continues to expand its residential communities.