Five candidates will compete for three seats on the Key Biscayne Village Council in November, but two incumbents — Luis Lauredo and Ignacio Segurola — will not stand for a second term. The fifth candidate, business consultant Andy Herrera, made the noon filing deadline with just minutes to spare.
Herrera is well known in the island for his frequent posts on social media and, more controversially, using a bullhorn to promote his views at the main island intersection of Crandon Boulevard and Harbor Drive during the 2020 election.
Thursday, he said he was running to advocate for residents and “bring a good balance to the Village Council.” He has often been critical of Mayor Mike Davey, and said he was inspired to run when he got a text message from a supporter of mayoral candidate Joe Rasco. He has two children and is a member of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church.
Neither Lauredo nor Segurola were immediately available for comment. Segurola had picked up a candidate packet a few weeks ago.
Mary Keif Stevens had filed some of the paperwork to run for council, but did not complete the qualification process, said Village Clerk Jocelyn Koch.
The three members of council not up for election this year are Brett Moss, Frank Caplan, and Allison McCormick, currently the only woman in elected government.
Tony Winton is the editor-in-chief of the Key Biscayne Independent and president of Miami Fourth Estate, Inc. He worked previously at The Associated Press for three decades winning multiple Edward R. Murrow awards. He was president of the News Media Guild, a journalism union, for 10 years. Born in Chicago, he is a graduate of Columbia University. His interests are photography and technology, sailing, cooking, and science fiction.