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Colyer surprises voters in final District 5 forum

Reveals an unseen passion in her quest for the commission

On Tuesday evening, the Hadley Park Homeowners Association sponsored a forum — or debate depending on whom you ask — with the four candidates vying for the City of Miami District 5 commission seat. This time next week, Michelle Spence-Jones will have to give up her place on the dais as either Keon Hardemon, Dr. Robert Malone, Jr., Rev. Richard Dunn II or Jacqui Colyer replaces her — assuming they can come up with 50 percent plus one of the total votes cast. If not the top two vote-getters will go to a run-off election. Colyer presented a very different face and presentation at Tuesday night’s debate — something that her supporters say they have been expecting for sometime. She was on point in terms of her responses and did not allow her three male candidates to overshadow her. In fact, she was actually aggressive and concise. From this writer’s perspective, Colyer emerged victorious.