- Faith & Family
City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones has formally announced her intention to seek re-election as the District 5 Commissioner in the upcoming November 2013 elections. The Commissioner is expected to officially file
her papers sometime this week with the City Clerk’s Office so that she can continue to serve District 5 whose areas include: Overtown, Liberty City, Little Haiti, Buena Vista and Wynwood.
But it won’t be a shoe-in — Richard P. Dunn II wants to once again represent Miami’s District 5. The former city commissioner recently filed to also run in November for the seat. If elected, it would be the third time that Dunn — senior pastor at Faith Community Baptist Church in North Central Miami-Dade — has held the seat. He held it briefly through appointment in the mid-‘90s when Commissioner Miller Dawkins was removed from office. Dunn also spent 19
months, from January 2010 to August 2011, filling in for Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones after she was removed from office while facing felony charges. Dunn was originally appointed to Spence-Jones’s seat by the commission, then held onto it by winning election in November 2011.
Spence-Jones regained her seat in August 2011 after one of the felony cases was dropped and she was found not guilty in the second.