Mark Samuelian Became the First Armenian-American Elected Official in Miami-Dade County History

MIAMI BEACH, FL — On Tuesday, November 7th, Mark Samuelian won his race for the Miami Beach City Commission. With all the precincts reporting, Samuelian received 7,535 votes out of a total of 11,111 votes cast, or 67.82%. He is the first Armenian-American to hold public office in Miami-Dade County.

In a wild race that once had five people vying for the Group II seat, Mark Samuelian stayed above the fray throughout the campaign. He ran a clean, professional, and solid grassroots campaign, and he kept working until the very end, despite his opponents’ woes.

Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters at the Betsy Hotel in South Beach. Samuelian shared the big news to a long and celebratory applause. In his victory speech, he outlined his governing principles and campaign priorities.

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