Carlos A. Gimenez is the Mayor of Miami-Dade County – Florida’s most populous county. He is Miami-Dade County’s highest-ranking elected official and chief administrator, who oversees a metropolitan government with more than 28,000 employees, and an annual budget of approximately $8.9 billion that serves 2.8 million residents.
Since assuming office in 2011 after a special election, Mayor Gimenez has continued to consistently hold the line on tax increases while pressing for more technology and innovation in County initiatives. Gimenez championed and secured approval for the largest tax cut in County history eight years ago, and collectively Miami-Dade taxpayers have saved more than $1.9 billion during his tenure. To date, the average homeowner has saved approximately $1,700 in property taxes.
Gimenez was re-elected as Mayor in 2012 and again in 2016 for two consecutive four-year terms. He brings with him more than 40 years of public service experience.
Among the County’s 25 departments that Gimenez oversees are the two largest economic engines in South Florida – PortMiami and Miami International Airport. He also oversees the County’s public safety departments, including Miami-Dade Police, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Corrections, and the Medical Examiner’s office. Collectively, between the airport and seaport, Miami-Dade County welcomes more than 50.5 million passengers a year, with the two facilities supporting more than 610,000 jobs throughout South Florida, either directly or indirectly.