We have district voting in part to ensure that we have diversity on the County Commission and the districts are drawn to help achieve that goal (look at the gaping hole in the middle of the map above). We have 4 Black, 7 Hispanic and 2 White Commissioners at the present time. So, what will happen with the District 8 seat, one of the two? That is the big elephant in the living room that no one is talking about.
Will Whites avoid voting for a Hispanic in this race, even if they think that candidate is better, because they want to hold on to this seat? I don't know. I tried to find the demographics for District 8 but couldn't get them except that in the 2006 election, 18,128 people voted. I believe the White vote is at about 50% in the district.
I am just throwing this out there because you just know the Miami Herald will avoid this issue and I think if race/ethnicity becomes a factor it could change the whole ball of wax in this election.