Esteban Bovo

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Esteban "Steve" Bovo

Mayor of Hialeah, Florida
Taking office
December 2021
Succeeding Carlos Hernández

Member of the Miami-Dade County Commission from the 13th district
In office
May 25, 2011 – November 17, 2020
Preceded by Natacha Seijas
Succeeded by René García

Member of the Florida House of Representatives
In office
November 4, 2008 – March 25, 2011
Preceded by René García[1]
Succeeded by Jose R. Oliva

Born June 12, 1962 (age 60)
Queens, New York
Spouse(s) Viviana Bovo

Esteban L. "Steve" Bovo, Jr. (born June 12, 1962) is an American Republican politician and the Mayor of Hialeah, Florida. Bovo previously served on the Miami-Dade County Commission from 2011-2020, the Hialeah City Council, in the Florida House of Representatives from 2008-2011. He ran an unsuccessful campaign for mayor of Miami-Dade County in 2020, losing to Daniella Levine Cava. Prior to serving as an elected official, Bovo worked at the historic Hialeah Park as a marketing and advertising executive.

Political career

Miami-Dade Mayoral Campaign

In October 2020, Bovo announced he was running for Miami-Dade County Mayor, and would go on to win won the Republican Primary. He was defeated in the general election by Democratic Commissioner Daniela Levine Cava, by a margin of 8%.

Hialeah Mayoral Campaign

Bovo won the nonpartisan primary for mayor of Hialeah on November 2, 2021. Bovo received 59 percent of the vote, meaning he won the primary outright. Bovo had recieved the endorsement of several high-profile Republicans, including President Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and Senator Marco Rubio, among others. On his campaign website, he writes:

"The next Mayor of Hialeah must be committed to moving the city forward with courageous and innovative reforms. At the forefront of every city initiative, proposal, bid, contract, ordinance and project must be transparency and efficiency to protect the taxpayer from unethical practices, waste, and abusive taxes...

...I know that this is the correct course for the future of our city to be truly prosperous for its residents. The platform below demonstrates my commitment to conservative and effective governance for families and taxpayers."[2].

Political positions

For Hialeah Mayor, Bovo campaigned on conservative values, opposition to mask and vaccine mandates, putting Hialeah first, support for law enforcement, and low taxes.

Being Cuban, he takes a hardline stance against communism. On Twitter, he criticizes Democrat presidents such as JFK, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama for their failures to sufficiently fight it, saying he doesn't expect much from Joe Biden[3].

Bovo has voiced support for Israel[4].

Personal life

Bovo was born in Queens, New York, on June 12, 1962, to Esteban and Marilyn Bovo-Carás. Bovo is married to his wife, Viviana, and has five children. Bovo often mentions his father, who was a veteran, and fought in the Bay of Pigs.

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