Gov. DeSantis hints at possible removal of Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe Martinez
Gov. Ron DeSantis said his administration has received a growing list of potential replacements for Joe Martinez, a Miami-Dade commissioner arrested on corruption charges, and expects to announce a decision soon on suspending him from office.
“When you have a situation like that, there is going to be a new commissioner,” DeSantis said Wednesday at a press conference in Sweetwater, where he announced a proposal for 50% toll rebates for frequent payers. “We’ll probably have a decision in the not too distant future.”
The DeSantis inner circle is seeking a replacement for Martinez, a Republican charged on Aug. 30 with two felony counts tied to $15,000 in payments that prosecutors say he received from a business owner allegedly for legislation the District 11 commissioner proposed but never advanced.
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