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Mayor-elect says he’s neutral as dad influences Miami election

MiamiHerald / Miami’s mayor-elect says he is staying out of a city election that could go a long way toward determining how smoothly his agenda is received by the City Commission.

But his dad isn’t.

With the Nov. 21 runoff election for District 3 commissioner just over a week away, County Commissioner Xavier Suarez, a former Miami mayor himself, is actively supporting candidate Alfonso “Alfie” Leon – or, put another way, actively opposing former mayor and longtime foe Joe Carollo.

Suarez has been helping Leon raise money and campaign for the runoff since the 32-year-old attorney came in second to Carollo in Tuesday’s general election , the results of which were confirmed Friday by an automatic recount. On Saturday, the elder Suarez hosted an event of the “ABC Committee,” with ABC standing for “Anybody But Carollo.”

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