Marleine Bastien adds $ 14,000 to Miami-Dade Commission District 2 6-lane race
The race for success Commissioner at the start of Miami-Dade Jean Monestime in District 2 now has six candidates, with the mayor of North Miami entering the fray.
Mayor of North Miami Philippe Beloved was re-elected to a two-year mayoral term in May, but he is now aiming for a county commission seat. He entered the race late last month, putting a $ 25,000 loan into the campaign. It also has a policy committee, Progressive Advocates for Change, which received $ 1,000 from 15 different affiliates of the same real estate company and a donation of $ 5,000 from North Miami-based McDearmaid and Associates.
He’ll have a long way to go in the race for money to catch Marleine Bastien, which has already noted six digits. She is a registered clinical social worker who leads the Family action network movement in Miami, an advocacy organization for low-income communities. Bastien raised $ 115,060 – comfortably ahead Wallace Aristide, who raised the second tallest contender in this race.
Aristide, a former principal of Miami Northwestern Senior High School, raised $ 80,941 this election cycle. He started the race with an early lead in fundraising, but Bastien caught up to him and passed him in July. And it looks like she’s moving away.
Last month, 57 donors gave Bastien a total of $ 14,855, up from the $ 2,725 Aristide raised last month, including $ 1,000 he donated to his own campaign.
None of Aristide’s nine donors in October gave him more than $ 500. This amount came from Prolific Technologies in Hollywood.
Bastien received $ 1,000 from seven individuals and companies: Entreprises Abigareau de Naples, Pasteur Lugho Dorsainvil from Texas, Casthely Orthodontics in Miami Gardens, Georges lunet of Louisville, Jalix Georges from Naples, Tamara Rodriguez by Davie, and Rolande Adolphe from Lake Worth.
Bastien has spent $ 4,372 on the race so far, compared to $ 22,371 for Aristide. However, both had negligible expenses in October.
Guillaume Clark, a 28-year-old retired firefighter and paramedic in Miami, is third in the race for money. He raised $ 1,000 in October. Lonnie laurent, a retired Miami Gardens law enforcement officer, was Clark’s biggest donor in October, donating $ 500, but the money was returned. Willie bass, a Miami Gardens tax agent, donated $ 300.
Clark’s expenses in October were negligible.
Josaphat “Joe” Célestin, a former mayor of North Miami, did not report any fundraising in October. He raised a total of $ 7,050 this election cycle, according to campaign reports.
The sixth candidate, Monique Barley Mayo, has not reported any fundraising activity since applying.
Three candidates have already abandoned the race.
District 2 encompasses parts of the city of Miami proper, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-locka, Hialeah, and the unincorporated areas of Liberty City, Biscayne Gardens, and North Dade Central.
Candidates and political committees were faced with a deadline last week to report any financial activity until October 31.
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