By Lidia Dinkova
Sunny Isles Beach residents chose to keep Commissioner George ‘Bud’ Scholl on the dais for four more years.
Scholl won over his challenger Harvey Busch by 548 votes, earning 57 percent of the vote, according to final results released by Miami-Dade County on Thursday afternoon.
“I think this election was a lot about whether we are going to have an independent or a person who will vote with the crowd,” Scholl, 53, told The Miami Herald late Tuesday night.
Scholl takes pride on being “an independent voice” on the commission, he added.
“I feel that I bring a different perspective to the city,” Scholl said.
Challenger Busch got 43 percent of the vote.