Carlos Hernandez (politician)
|Mayor of Hialeah, Florida|
May 23, 2011
|Preceded by||Julio Robaina|
March 8, 1961 |
|Children||Kayla and Hunter|
|Profession||Politician, retired police officer|
Carlos Hernandez (born March 8, 1961 Camaguey, Cuba) is a Cuban-born American politician. Hernandez has served as the Mayor of Hialeah, Florida, since May 23, 2011. He became acting mayor upon the resignation of his predecessor, Julio Robaina, who left the Hialeah mayoral office to pursue an unsuccessful campaign for Mayor of Miami-Dade County.
Hernandez was elected to the Hialeah city council in November 2005. He was further elected council president in 2007 and again in 2009 by the members of the council. Under the Hialeah city charter, Hernandez, who was still council president in 2011, became Mayor of Hialeah upon the resignation of former Mayor Julio Robaina in 2011.
- Isensee, Laura (2011-05-26). "Hialeah has new acting mayor". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2011-11-06.