Rafael Pineyro and Maureen Porras complete the Council Team.
By: Maria Alejandra Pulgar
Christi Fraga has been elected Mayor of Doral in the runoff election held this Tuesday, with 54.51% of the votes (3,702), over Claudia Mariaca who obtained 45.49% (3,089).
In the close race for Seat 1, Rafael Pineyro got elected with a total of 3,449 votes (51.23%), whereas Susie Castillo obtained 3,283 votes (48.77%).
Maureen Porras won Seat 2 to Ivette Gonzalez-Petkovich, to complete the City of Doral Council team. Porras obtained 3,469 votes (51.82%) over González-Petkovich, who received 3,225 votes (48.18%).
Councilwoman Digna Cabral was reelected by Doral voters for her second term in Seat 4 on the November 8th election date.
After a grueling month and a half of campaigning, the Doral elections are finally over. The close results reflect the broad division of opinions between the traditional group of residents supporting those who founded the city and those who want to see in the council new voices and faces who propose a vision of change and progress.
The community is more than ready to enjoy the holidays, forget about elections and see the new councilmembers at work, joining Councilman Oscar Puig-Corve and Councilwoman Digna Cabral on the dais as a team. People will certainly be following closely, given the myriad of campaign promises made, especially those related to security, traffic, and infrastructure completion.
In a city with a population of more than 71,000, according to the 2020 census, there are 33,072 registered voters, and only 6,805 ballots were casted in the runoff. A mere 20.58% of the population eligible to vote decided the future of the city for the next two years.