Miami Beach Commissioner Joy Malakoff announced Tuesday that she will not seek reelection in November.
Malakoff, a retired banker, announced the decision in a letter to friends and neighbors and cited health concerns as her reason for not pursuing another four years in office.
“During my July vacation I had a terrible accident. I underwent spinal surgery due to extensive thoracic and cervical damage. I had expected to fully recover within three months. Now it is almost six months and I do not have the same stamina, and experience continual discomfort,” Malakoff wrote.
Her decision will now provide an additional seat to fill on the city commission and is the latest domino to fall after Mayor Philip Levine announced he would not pursue a third two-year term as mayor. Commissioner Michael Grieco has filed to run for Levine’s seat, creating another vacancy on the commission dais. On Tuesday, attorney Josh Levy announced he would run for Grieco’s old seat……
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