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Incumbent Mayor Carlos Gimenez almost avoided the runoff race, securing 48 percent of the vote in the August primary, just shy of the 50 percent needed to win. Challenger Raquel Regalado received 32 percent of the vote, enough to force what has become a heated race leading up to early canada goose outlet voting canada goose outlet store and Election Day, Nov. 8.

Regalado, the daughter of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and a two term school board member, told 7News canada goose outlet sale canada goose coats on sale that Gimenez should take responsibility for what she says canada goose factory outlet are mistakes he has made.

think it about time, that instead of attacking me, he should take responsibilities for his failures, Regalado said.

Regalado believes that, despite her 16 point deficit in the August primary, voters will vote out their current mayor come November.

a different universe. Completely different universe of voters that are coming out to vote in November, Regalado said, Canada Goose online I think that since August, a lot of people who once voted for Carlos Gimenez are starting to regret that choice. Gimenez, a former goose outlet canada Miami City Manager and County Commissioner, said the county is better off than when he took office in 2011. He points to his promise to cut property taxes and says he focused on job creation.

We want entrepreneurship, we want startups. We number two in startups in the nation, Gimenez said, to continue to diversify the economy, continue to attract businesses canada goose outlet reviews from around the world. though, doesn think the mayor has done enough to lift people out of the recession.

going to canada goose outlet store uk put together an economic model that deals with workforce training that has affordable workforce housing and that deals with the lack of affordable canada goose uk shop child care in Miami Dade County, Regalado said. a single parent, I canada goose clearance know that one of the issues that our mothers have canada goose jacket outlet here is your inability to have canada goose factory sale affordable child care. two Canada Goose sale have also taken differing stances on police and public safety.

Gimenez touts his push to equip police officers canada goose outlet with body cameras. He also pushed back on Regalado canada goose outlet parka criticism of the size of the Miami Dade canada goose outlet black friday Police Department.

have a very good police department. We are adequately staffed. We are well staffed, Gimenez said.

are going to put more police officers on the street, Regalado said. going to re establish the units that he decimated. county massive bureaucracy, with a $7 billion government, requires experience, Gimenez said.

basically put our budget back on track. We have a good, sustainable budget now, that we can move forward, Gimenez said.

Zika has also taken its place in the race. Gimenez said the county responded promptly to the virus spread.

we saw that it was a canadian goose jacket threat, you know, I immediately told my mosquito control people, forget about the budget, treat this as a hurricane,’ Gimenez said.