Published on Mon., Oct. 13, 2014
BY THEO KARANTSALIS
SPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALD
Medley residents must choose among two candidates competing for two Town Council seats.
The candidates for the $36,000-a-year seats include incumbents Jack Morrow and Edgar Ayala, as well as former council candidate Ivan Pacheco.
Ayala works at Sears as an air conditioning repairman. He is well known about town as a former popular delivery man for Wong’s Chinese food. In 2012, after five prior attempts, Ayala won a council seat.
Morrow, a retired industrial engineer, has served as mayor three times and has served as a councilman for a total of five terms. He is known for wearing a wide hat, both in and outdoors.
Attempts to reach candidate Ivan Pacheco have been unsuccessful. A public records request sent to the town on Oct. 8 seeking a copy of Pacheco's candidate application was not immediately answered.
The two candidates who garner the most votes will win seats.
Medley, a town of 500 residents, has a strong-mayor form of government. That means that the mayor serves as the chief executive and is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the town.
On Election Day, and to ensure a large turnout, the town will hold a party for residents in the City Hall parking lot, located at 7777 NW 72nd Avenue. The party will feature a barbecue, music and dancing.
The election will be held on Nov. 4.
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