Mark Coats announced Candidacy for Miami-Dade County Commission District 9

-Long-time resident of District 9 is running for Miami-Dade County Commission in 2020-

MIAMI – Surrounded by friends, family and community leaders, Mark Coats, a long-time resident of Miami-Dade County District 9 and a pastor in the community with over 19 years of service, announced that he is seeking office as the next Miami-Dade County Commissioner representing District 9.

A bridge builder who brings the community together, Coats has lived in District 9 for over 30 years, where he has raised his family and established deep roots and a long record of service. Coats announced his candidacy to some of his closest supporters on February 5, 2018, at Miami-Dade College Campus in Homestead, during the first of several events that will be held throughout the district.

As a pastor in the community, Mark Coats has attended diligently to the needs and concerns of families in the district.

“It is this first-hand understanding of my community that has led me to announce my Candidacy for the County Commission for District 9 in 2020. I ask that you join me in our collective efforts to continue the work that must done to make our District a place we can all be proud to call home and raise our families,” said Mark Coats.

During the event, Coats was surrounded by community leaders including Pastor Brousarad, Pastor Shaw, Rev. Dunn III, Rev.Tate, Carolyn Boyce, Rev. Jones, and Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera. Congressman Kendrick Meek and Mayor Alex Penelas, also support Mark Coats but were unable to attend the campaign launch.

“My qualification as a civic leader, along with my public service background has given me insight into the workings of Miami-Dade County governance for over 30 years. As your County Commissioner, I would work tirelessly to improve our social, economic, and governmental needs,” stated Coats.