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Pol. adv.  pd. for & approved by Albert Harum-Alvarez for Miami-Dade County Commission District 8

Campaign Kick-Off at the Dice House

“I don’t want a political career. I want to serve. That’s it.”

“I know Miami-Dade.”

Albert on FPL: “Let’s invest in ourselves first.”

Mike Hatcher’s question: Top 3 commission duties

“Albert’s the guy you always hope will run for public office.”

—Chris Brown 
   Miami native

“My friend says it’s a lousy time to launch a career in politics. So it’s a good thing that I don’t want a career in politics.

“I’ve had two great careers already. I don’t need new friends, I don’t need the glory, and if I wanted more money I wouldn’t have been volunteering half-time for the past twelve years.

“So let me tell you what I do want: I want to redeem the good name of my home, which gets dragged through the mud—not because of our sports teams or our music or our climate or our natural beauty—but because of our politics.

“Miami-Dade County is badly broken. And from the very top, its leaders are too arrogant to recognize it. They think there’s just a PR problem, that you just need to sit down with their staff so they can explain it all to you.

“The emperor has no clothes. And we need leaders with the courage to say so:

  1. Overdevelopment has destroyed our economy, while destroying the environment as well. We need to fix this before the next boom & bust cycle.

  2. Special interests run our elections. Democracy is smothered by big money. Without vigorous electoral challenges, most incumbents stop serving the people. I will seek no more than two terms on the commission.

  3. Miami-Dade citizens do not trust their government, because leaders have not respected the public’s time and money. Endless debates on stadiums and other boondoggles leave no time for  the people’s agenda. It’s time for a much simpler county bureaucracy, and complete transparency in all county offices and accounts.

“If you agree, then I ask you to support me on August 24th. I promise that my only allegiance will be to you, my fellow citizens.”