Carlos Hernandez (politician)

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Carlos Hernandez
Carlos Hernandez (mayor).jpg
Mayor of Hialeah, Florida
Assumed office
May 23, 2011
Preceded by Julio Robaina
Personal details
Born (1961-03-08) March 8, 1961 (age 54)
Camaguey, Cuba
Spouse(s) Nancy Hernandez
Children Kayla and Hunter
Residence Hialeah, Florida
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.[1] 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.[1]

Hernandez was raised in Hialeah. Florida. He received a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens.

Hernandez was elected to the Hialeah city council in November 2005.[1] He was further elected council president in 2007 and again in 2009 by the members of the council.[1] 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.[1]

Carlos Hernandez won a full term in the 2011 Hialeah mayoral election.[2]