Pensacola News Journal from Pensacola, Florida on November 3, 1989 · 22
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Friday, November 3, 1989
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10B Pensacola News Journal Friday, November 3, 1989 Suarez's re . MIAMI (AP) Mayor Xavier Suarez is cruising toward election for a new four-year term Tuesday, but he's keeping a worried eye on two hotly contested city races that could leave Miami without a black commissioner at a tense time for community relations. , As has become customary in this ethnically tense city, campaigning has been dominated by heritage . and skin color, not issues. Investment bankers support Gov. Martinez's re-election TAMPA (AP) - Investment bankers, many from out of state, have contributed at least $183,500 to Gov. Bob Martinez's re-election campaign, while stockbrokers .have given $139,950. ;Stipanovich,LJ . iiie governor s "campaign man--ager, said the "$183,500 Marti nez has re- ceived from in-vestment bankers represents 6 Dercent of his total con- Martinez tributions and is no big deal. 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It shouldn't lead to worse representation, but with a fairly large black population, it's very symbolic." The non-partisan, at-large elections come as Miami's black community, stung when U.S. District nez stretch back to his days as mayor of Tampa, when investment bankers helped handle city bond issues worth $718 million. Nearly $2 billion in bond issues have been approved during Martinez's three years as governor. When bond issues are approved, the governor only has one of the seven votes on the state Cabinet, Stipanovich noted. He added that investment bankers backed Martinez in 1983 when he sought re-election as Tampa mayor and again in 1986 when he ran for governor. Martinez's potential Democratic opponents have comparatively few contributions from investment bankers and stockbrokers. U.S. Rep. Bill Nelson of Melbourne has received $47,250, while state Sen. George Stuart Jr. of Orlando has drawn $1,350 from the industry. waS. . i .?e Price Judge Alcee Hastings was convicted two weeks ago in Senate impeachment proceedings, is watching jury selection in the trial of Miami police officer William Lozano, charged with manslaughter in a January shooting of a black that touched off race riots. Suarez, elected in 1985 as Miami's first Cuban-born mayor, was re-elected in 1987, and a change in city law has made this election for a four-year term. His only opponent is former city commissioner Armando Lacasa, also Cuban-born. Lacasa, 53, has conceded that he has little chance against Suarez, but said he was running to show Suarez that not everyone is happy with him. There are six candidates each for the two city commission races up 4 hot Wrh-Q HttE UNDERSOLD): NJ u V yv T Vv lytokeys Jj rat aJUj- a I I I . V i & L. rr7S7vs. . m - ; : Miami city for election this year. Unless a candidate wins more than 50 percent, the top two vote-getters in each commission race head to a runoff one week later. Suarez, 40, won his first two mayoral elections in runoffs, but his popularity has soared as he has emerged as a magnetic politician with the ability to appeal to Miami's three main ethnic groups. The city's largest voting bloc is Hispanic. Out of 104,232 registered voters, 42.2 percent are foreign-bom His-panics. Dade County election officials don't officially count U.S.-bom Hispanics in the Hispanic group, but officials estimate the Hispanic total is 50 percent. Thirty percent of the voters are black, and the remaining 20 percent is non-Latin white, or "An rawfM g&EF85 I 2lin)(2Jl OPEN 7 DATS NOVEMBER 9. 1989 f 1 S. t '" . races close glo" in local parlance. The other two commission seats, up for election in 1991, are held by Cuban-born Victor De Yurre and J.L. Plummer, an Anglo. The mayor sits as the commission's fifth member. Seeking re-election is Miller Dawkins, the lone-elected black on the commission, while Cuban-born Rosario Kennedy, who resigned last summer for an unsuccessful run at Congress, leads a field seeking her old job. Suarez is backing Dawkins and Kennedy with a slogan of "Keep Miami's Magic: One Big Neighborhood." Ironically, Suarez's sharpest critics are Cuban, Dawkins' are in the black community, and Dawkins' chief foe Joe Carollo's critics are fellow Cubans. Awara winning Custom Jewelry Ym ir ftlsJ r trm jfl 7 low cost 7 vy ; J Fine Jewellery S 0 Diamond Cutters & Imports 0 3 Pensacola Hilton 438-5119 Where Can You Buy-. Dresses $2.99 and p Ladies Dress Pants $2.29 and up Men's Dress Pants $2.29 and up at Waterfront Rescue Mission BARGAIN CENTER 3110 North MQ" fr4 5

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