MIAMI-On Saturday, May 7th, the Christian Family Coalition approximately 250 people attended the the "2011 Maimi-Dade County Mayoral Candidates Forum" at he Miami-Airport Hilton Hotel. The event was guest hosted by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Chairman Joe Martinez. CFC was the only pro-family organization in Miami-Dade County to host a mayoral candidates forum.
Mayoral candidates who spoke included: Wilbur Bell, Jose Cancio, Carlos Gimenez, Marcelo Llorente and Julio Robaina.
Carlos Gimenez and Julio Robaina have since moved on to a run-off election for Miami-Dade County mayor on June 28th.
Other candidates who appeared were Esteban Bovo, who has since been elected to the Board of Miami-Dade County Commissioners, District 13 as well as Frank Lago and Jose Oliva, candidates for State House District 110.
Jose Oliva has since been elected to the State House, District 110.
Presentation of the colors by the Cuban-American Veterans Association - (CAVA)
Lou Galterio singing the National Anthem
James Cason, Mayor of Coral Gables leading the Pledge of Allegiance
Rev. Jose Hernandez, leading the invocation
Rev. Cecil Lamb, Spririt of Christ Church, leading the invocation
(Left to Right) Mayoral Candidates: Julio Robaina, Wilbur Bell, Jose Cancio, Carlos Gimenez, Rev. Julio E. Perez, Victor Clairmont, Lou Galterio, Rev. Cecil Lamb
(Left to Right) Doral City Councilman Luigi Boria, Julio Robaina, Wilbur Bell, Rev. Julio E. Perez (standing)
(Left to Right) Mayoral Candidates Wilbur Bell, Jose Cancio, Carlos Gimenez
(Left to Right) Victor Clairmont, Marcelo Llorente, Rev. Cecil Lamb
(Left to Right)-State Rep. Jose Oliva, Jill Beach, Maria Hidalgo, Sandra Colon, and Julio Robaina
Gloria Garces and Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi
Mayoral candidate Julio Robaina speaking
Mayoral candidate Wilbur Bell speaking
Mayoral candidate Jose Cancio speaking
Mayoral candidate Carlos Gimenez speaking
State Representative Daphne Campbell speaking
Carlos Gimenez and Daphne Campbell
"We are grateful for all the candidates who appeared and congratulate those who have since won their respective races as well those who have moved on to the run-off election in June", stated Anthony Verdugo, Founder and Executive Director, Christian Family Coalition.