Francis X. Suarez serves the City of Miami as Mayor. He currently also serves as Vice-Chair of the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, tasked with approving federally-required plans and transportation policies, and as President of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities.
The oldest of four siblings, Mayor Suarez was born into a family where, as he describes, “being socially conscious was a kind of requirement.” Mayor Suarez is focusing on transportation and connectivity issues within the city and beyond, nurturing the growth of a tech-based economy in the area and, by extension, job creation and international opportunities with Latin America. His priorities also include affordable housing, tackling the poverty pandemic and reducing crime.
Mayor Suarez graduated from Florida International University, where he majored in finance and graduated in the top ten percent of his class. He graduated cum laude from the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law. Prior to running for public office, Mayor Suarez founded a successful real estate firm. He is also a practicing attorney with the law firm of Carlton Fields, specializing in real-estate and corporate transactions.