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Dan Gelber Endorsed by Miami Beach Commissioner Joy Malakoff for Miami Beach Mayor

Miami Beach, Fla. – Dan Gelber announced today that his campaign for Miami Beach Mayor has received the endorsement of current Miami Beach Commissioner Joy Malakoff. This endorsement comes as the campaign continues to build momentum in our community ahead of the official campaign kickoff on February 28 at 5:30pm at the Miami Beach Golf Club.

Joy Malakoff, Miami Beach City Commissioner, said, “I am proud to support Dan Gelber in his campaign for Mayor of Miami Beach. Dan is a true son of Miami Beach, and has been a forceful public servant, as a legislator in the Florida House and Senate for a decade and a former federal prosecutor. Dan has unmatched experience and success when it comes to defending our core values, and I look forward to seeing him continue that work as our Mayor.”

Dan Gelber shared, “I am extremely grateful to have Joy Malakoff’s support and for her service to our community. Joy has been a longtime respected civic and elected leader in Miami Beach and I look forward to working with her as we make our community a stronger place for all.”

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Born on Miami Beach, Dan Gelber was raised to believe in public service  His father, respected former Miami Beach Mayor Seymour Gelber, and his mother, Beach High Spanish Teacher Edith Gelber were models of service. Dan lived these principles through service as a federal prosecutor for nearly a decade, handling public corruption prosecutions, and eventually becoming a decorated top deputy. Dan also served Miami Beach as a Florida State Representative and Senator where he was unanimously elected the House Democratic Leader. Dan has been a Big Brother in the Big Brothers program for decades, and co-founded a camp for kids with cancer where he volunteered most summers. Dan embodies the experienced leadership we need in City Hall. His passion for his community can be seen in his commitment to an honest and open government, protecting the environment, strengthening our schools, and fighting for LGBTQ rights and equality for all. Dan is prepared to be the Mayor our City needs. Learn more about Dan by visiting dangelber.com.