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Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina Defended Seijas Against the 2006 Recall (Miami-Dade Mayoral Candidate)

Posted by FactReal on May 31, 2011

THE ROBAINA OF 2006
In 2006, then-Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina sided with then-Commissioner Natacha Seijas against those trying to remove her from office. Robaina was the main supporter in Seijas’ successful defeat of that year’s recall effort.

He was able round up support for Seijas from other politicians.

Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association (PBA) union president John Rivera, another long-time Seijas’ ally, came to the defense of Commissioner Seijas.

Below is PDF of the letter from Robaina and allies defending Natacha Seijas against the 2006 recall:
(Hat tip: AmericaTimes)

Natacha Seijas and her long-time allies: Julio Robaina and unionist John Rivera

ROBAINA’S LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR SEIJAS (February 6, 2006):
Read the PDF or click the images below to enlarge them:
Translation/Transcription:
  COMMUNITY LEADERS MET TO SUPPORT COMMISSIONER NATACHA SEIJAS
During the press conference held today in the City of Hialeah, Mayor Julio Robaina, Yioset Cross and Wayne Slaton, mayors of the cities of Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens and Town of Miami Lakes respectively, explained to the attendees, elected officials and residents of District 13 Miami-Dade County, their support of Commissioner Natacha Seijas.

Attached is letter in support of Natacha Seijas.

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February 6, 2006

Dear Residents of District 13,

We write this letter in Support of Commissioner Natasha Seijas’ courageous leadership in the County Commission of Miami-Dade and to offer our full support as she continues to serve the residents of District 13 and those of Miami-Dade County.  In particular, we would like to commend Comm. Seijas for her service and commitment to the county since 1993.

Furthermore, we urge you to take a stand and join us in supporting Comm. Seijas against the recent “Citizens Recall” which has been initiated in retaliation as a personal vendetta.  This “Citizens Recall” is not only a waste of taxpayer money, but it is being used as an intimidation tool and for personal political advancement.  We condemn this blatant disrespect of taxpayers and residents.  Comm. Seijas has lead many efforts to improve the quality of life and services provided to residents throughout the County.  She has always demonstrated her ability to be a forthright representative of her community before the County.

Please join us in support of Comm. Seijas and in a fight to end the deviance of some “community members who wish to tarnish the image of one of the greatest leaders the County Commission has seen, who has fought for Elderly and women’s rights, while trying to help families throughout the county, and to improve the lives of not only her district, but all of Miami-Dade County.  WE HAVE COMPLETE FAITH IN THE INTEGRITY AND COMPETENCY OF COMM. SEIJAS.

Mayors
Julio Robaina- City of Hialeah
Yioset de la Cruz –City of Hialeah Gardens
Wayne Slaton — Town of Miami Lakes

Councilmembers
Eddy Gonzalez Steve Bovo Carlos Hernandez
Pepe Yedra Luis Gonzalez Roly Pina
Cindy Miel Jose Caragol Roberto Alonso
Mary Collins Elmo Urra
Jorge Gutierrez
Peter Thompson
CC5 Councilmembers School Board Member Fla. State Legislator
Richard Friedman Frank Bolaños Sen. Rudy Garcia
Juan Garcia Perla Tabares Hantman Rep. Ralph Arza
Rep. Rene Garcia
NW Dade Activitst
Julio Garuz

 
Hialeah press release: http://www.hialeahfl.gov/media/media-room/releases/pdf/2006/2006.02.06-s.pdf
MORE ON THE CANDIDATES:
Info for the June 28th election in Miami-Dade County:
Carlos Gimenez’s Record
Julio Robaina’s Record
(With links to primary sources)

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