Tonight we celebrate a hard-fought victory for the people of Coral Gables!
I want to congratulate Jeannett Slesnick on an admirable campaign and thank her for the passion she exhibited for Coral Gables. I hope we can come together and collaborate for the betterment of our community.
I also want to thank my family, campaign staff, volunteers and supporters. Running to serve as your Mayor these past several months has been an honor and one of the great joys of my life. I've relished the opportunity to learn about critical issues impacting each of you and engaging with so many passionate residents.
But the work is not done...in fact, it's just beginning. This election was not about me, nor my opponent. This was about crime, traffic, fiscal stability, smart development and quality of life. So today we celebrate, but also roll up our sleeves and begin the joyous process of governing to improve people's lives, and leave the City Beautiful better than we found it. I hope you'll join me in this mission.
Thank you again for this thrilling recognition.