Luther Campbell, aka Uncle Luke, has officially joined the race to become mayor of Miami-Dade County. Campbell recently filed the necessary paperwork to run for mayor.

“I’m dead serious,” Luke told reporters in Miami who doubted the sincerity of his political aspirations. “That’s a question [they have] been asking me since I put in my first document: am I serious? I am serious, this is no joke.”

Check out Uncle Luke’s campaign platform below, as obtained by


We will revitalize the small business environment that supports existing enterprise, recruits new business and creates incentives to help meet long-term economic objectives. We will accomplish this revitalization through:

· Responsible Growth and Development

· Small Business Expansion

· Attract new businesses

· Generating new revenue sources for our county

· Job Creation

Redevelopment – we will take the opportunity to enrich our landscape by refocusing, restructuring and rebuilding to achieve the ‘highest and best use’ of our commercial and residential resources to:

· Stabilize neighborhoods

· Stop blight

· Attract new residents

· Uphold the cultural values of our diverse community

Beautification – Enhancing the “look and feel” of our neighborhoods is central to improving its economic outlook. We will seek to improve the quality of life by:

· Improving the visual impression of our county

· Instilling a sense of community and neighborhood pride

· Fulfilling the vision of Miami-Dade County as a Tourist Destination


Every citizen has the right to expect a safe environment. We will work with the various stakeholders to implement results-oriented practices that provide protection, prevent loss at work and at home and enhance the well-being for our constituents.

· Restore public trust

· Build stronger bonds between law enforcement and community

· Enhance current public safety and crime prevention programs

· Increase patrolling to industrial and neighborhood areas

· Support neighborhood watch and other preventative programming

· Solicit feedback and suggestions, study trends, apply best practices


Thriving in property and housing opportunities, Miami-Dade County has a responsibility to ensure that every citizen has access to safe and affordable housing. We will work to:

· Redesign the current public hosing model

· Remove blight from areas such as Liberty City and Overtown without gentrifying the neighborhood


Community is the sum total of the cultural, social and economic make up of Miami-Dade County. It includes the cares of our citizens and stakeholders as much as it reflects a specific a neighborhood, leader or institution. Our community is about us, who we are and what we believe in. It also dictates what we must do to preserve our most precious values. We will improve the conditions of our communities by:

· Engaging our youth

· Caring for our seniors

· Strengthening families

· Support networks of community and faith-based resources to serve the needs of our communities


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