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Miami Herald

Russell (who else?) takes Miami District 2 Commission election

by David Smiley

Once underfunded and overlooked, Ken Russell was told he only needed one vote Tuesday to win Miami’s powerful District 2 commission seat. He received 2,700, ending what will surely go down as one of the most convoluted elections in Miami history with an exclamation point.

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CBS Miami

Miami & Miami Beach Reach Finish Line After Runoffs For Commission Seats

Miami and Miami Beach have reached the finish line after runoffs for their final commission seats.

Ken Russell, who was running for the District 2 seat, coasted to an uncontested victory Tuesday night.

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Miami New Times

Miami Election Results: Ken Russell Makes it Official

by Kyle Munzenrieder

Both candidates will be serving in political office for the first time, and will undoubtedly bring a fresh prospective to their respective commissions. 

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CBS Miami

Polls Open In Miami

Polls are open in Miami and Miami Beach for voters to decide a pair of run-off elections.

Voters in Miami will cast ballots for a new District 2 commissioner. Ken Russell will win the seat because his opponent, Teresa Sarnoff, withdrew last week. The city said votes for Sarnoff won’t count, but the election must be held.

The polls will close at 7 p.m. 

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Miami Herald

Miami will still vote in District 2 race

by Joey Flechas and David Smiley

In Miami, voters from Coconut Grove to Morningside will choose a new District 2 commissioner, although the election's outcome has already been determined after Teresa Sarnoff withdrew last week, leaving Ken Russell as the only candidate still in the running. The city says votes for Sarnoff won't count, but law requires that the election must be held. Russell will succeed Sarnoff’s husband, term-limited Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can find sample ballots, poll locations and other election information at http://www.miamidade.gov/elections.

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Blog: Only In Miami

Miami Election Tomorrow, Voters Should Hit Polls

by Grant Stern

Ken Russell is a first time politician and underdog candidate for Miami’s influential District 2 Commissioner’s seat.

Now Russell’s left fighting a local political machine to the end with lawyers and memos instead of just the usual campaigning for votes – which he’s been doing cheerily under the stressful circumstances.

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