After careful and deliberate consideration Joshua Dunkelman, candidate for Miami Beach City Commission, has chosen not to submit the necessary paperwork to qualify for the upcoming November 2013 election.
“When I entered the open race I was the unencumbered candidate - seeking to represent the best interests of Miami Beach’s residents and small businesses. I saw a clear path to victory against the special interest groups that have taken grip on some of those at City Hall. While I will not be on the ballot November 5th, I remain committed to the activism and dialog that will enhance the quality of life for all of us that are blessed enough to call Miami Beach home.”
Dunkelman adds, “I want to sincerely thank all my supporters and volunteers. Each and every one believes in the idea that a concerned citizen, not beholden to outside interests, can make a difference in our community.”
Dunkelman believes there are three candidates running for office in Miami Beach that best represent his belief for an open, transparent government.
“Matti Bower, Jorge Exposito, and Micky Steinberg are outstanding individuals who are well-prepared to guide Miami Beach as commissioners in the next four years. Matti and Jorge have demonstrated their independence and sound judgment on a wide range of issues. Micky is grounded in the community and has my respect as a fresh voice for Miami Beach.”
While Dunkelman will not be on the ballot this November, he urges residents to continue to ask the tough questions of the candidates. “Get involved. Get informed. Get engaged. And VOTE. The city of Miami Beach is at a crossroads,” he said. “The leadership we choose moving forward is critical, and it is our civic duty and responsibility, as residents of this amazing community in which we live and work, to take an active, engaged role in selecting who will lead us into tomorrow.”