Wayne Messam

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Wayne Messam
Mayor Messam.jpg
10th Mayor of Miramar
Assumed office
April 1, 2015
Preceded byLori Cohen Moseley
Personal details
Wayne Martin Messam

June 1974 (age 45)
South Bay, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Angela Messam
EducationFlorida State University
WebsiteOfficial website

Wayne Martin Messam (born June 7, 1974) is an American businessman and politician. He is the mayor of Miramar, Florida since 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Messam was first elected to the Miramar City Commission in 2011 before beating Mayor Lori Cohen Moseley in the 2015 election. Messam is also a general contractor and owner of a construction firm.[1]

Messam has been seen as a possible candidate for President in the 2020 United States presidential election.[2][3] On March 13, 2019, he announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a potential run.[4] Messam announced his candidacy on March 28, 2019.[5] Messam dropped out from the race on November 20, 2019 following low polling numbers, money raised and lack of qualification to any of the debates.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mayor Wayne M. Messam". City of Miramar. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  2. Smiley, David. "Can anyone be president in 2020? This South Florida mayor may run and find out". Miami Herald. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  3. waynemessam (4 February 2019). "My wife Angela and I count it a blessing that the great record of the city of Miramar would even place us in this conversation. When it comes to being an ambassador for the city, I have always said that all options will remain on the table" (Tweet).
  4. "Little-known Florida mayor to announce 2020 exploratory committee". CNN. March 13, 2019.
  5. Dan Merica (March 28, 2019). "Florida Mayor Wayne Messam announces 2020 presidential bid". CNN.
  6. "Wayne Messam suspends long-shot bid for presidency". USA Today. November 20, 2019.