Miami Beach Mayoral Race: Matti Bower Endorsed by David Dermer

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Three term Miami Beach Mayor, David Dermer, and Popular Commissioner, Saul Gross, endorse Mayor candidate Matti Herrera Bower

Illustrating the support of her colleagues, Miami Beach Mayoral candidate Matti Herrera Bower, has received the endorsement of both three-term current city Mayor, David Dermer, and popular Commissioner, Saul Gross. Both men have served on the Commission with Bower for the past eight years.

"Matti is my choice to be the next mayor of Miami Beach," said Mayor Dermer. "Matti's thirty-year record of public service is unmatched and her commitment to placing the needs of residents first is clear. I'm confident that she will continue fighting special interests and ensure good government for the people of Miami Beach."

Commissioner Saul Gross, Chairman of the city's Finance Committee and avid historic preservationist, shared Mayor Dermer's sentiments: "Matti's passion for protecting our neighborhoods from overdevelopment and her commitment to the highest level of ethics in government make her my choice to be our city's next mayor."

Matti Bower also received a ringing endorsement from the Miami Herald this past week.
Ms. Bower, a community activist before running for office, supports ''controlled growth'' and responsive government, according to the Herald. See for endorsement.

Additionally from the Herald:

"Ms. Bower wants to focus on the city's fiscal health and continue making improvements in North Beach. A longtime advocate of controlled growth, Ms. Bowers says she would even slow down the city's pace of growth if that were necessary to meet the Beach's infrastructure needs. She also is concerned with traffic congestion, workforce housing and looking after the needs of children and the elderly."

For more on Matti Herrera Bower and her campaign to become the next Miami Beach Mayor, visit

About Matti Bower

During Matti Bower's eight years on the City of Miami Beach Commission, the City has enjoyed an increased quality of life and enhanced economic well-being. Born in Cuba, Commissioner Bower is a retired dental assistant who has resided with her husband Richard Bower in Miami Beach for more than 30 years. Committed to historic preservation, Commissioner Bower has chaired the Art Deco Weekend festival, and is a past member of the Miami Design Preservation Board of Directors. In addition, she has worked tirelessly to help register the Art Deco District on the National Register for Historic Places.


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