Republican candidate Steve Bovo, endorsed by President Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, has won the mayoral race in the city of Hialeah which is located in the Miami area of Florida.
At his victory party on Tuesday, Bovo promised his constituents that as mayor he will “make sure that the American dream that many have sought to find in the city of Hialeah is a reality,” according to the Miami Herald.
The outlet further reported that Bovo successfully avoided a Nov. 16 runoff due to winning the majority of the votes in the primary. Bovo won the race with 60 percent of the vote.
President Trump issued a statement following the election congratulating Bovo on his victory, saying “Steve has been a loyal supporter and is a great Patriot.”
“Big congratulations to my friend Steve Bovo on his election as Mayor of Hialeah, Florida. He ran a great race. Steve has been a loyal supporter and is a great Patriot,” Trump said in his Save America PAC. “He is tough on crime, will always protect our Second Amendment Rights, supports our America First agenda, knows the value of a strong economy, and understands the evils of socialism.
“Good luck to Steve, and I look forward to seeing you soon!” Trump concluded.
Bovo is set to be sworn in as mayor on Friday, succeeding Republican Mayor Carlos Hernandez.