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Steven Losner: New Homestead mayor targets job creation as top need

Written by on December 31, 2019
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Steven Losner: New Homestead mayor targets job creation as top need

Few serving in public office in South Florida can claim to have deeper hometown roots than Steven Losner, the new mayor of Homestead.

A fourth-generation resident of the second-oldest city in Miami-Dade County, Mr. Losner’s family has lived in and contributed to Homestead for close to a century, so much so that a park in the city’s historic downtown bears the family name.

“We’ve always been involved, not necessarily politically but as community builders,” he said. “It’s always been about making Homestead a better place.”

Growing up around community leaders made his own move into local politics something of a natural progression, he said.

In 2001, he was elected to the Homestead City Council. Four years later, he was re-elected without opposition. But until this year, when he won the mayoralty, he’d been out of public office for more than a decade.

What brought him back, he said, was a desire to improve the city’s standing and reputation by addressing key concerns that will impact its future, from quality housing, cleanliness and jobs to bringing more dining, retail and entertainment options to the area to keep residents there on weekends and lure more outsiders to the area.

“We’ve had this perception as being the stepchild of the county, and in some regards we still are,” he said. “But there’s so much untapped potential here.”

Mr. Losner sat down with reporter Jesse Scheckner. The interview, recorded by Jahmoukie Dayle, can be viewed below.

 

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4 Responses to Steven Losner: New Homestead mayor targets job creation as top need

  1. John C

    January 1, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    In my opinion, Homestead’s new mayor, Mr. Steven Losner, definitely has Homestead’s best interests as his goal. Homestead residents can look forward to honest leadership with a lot of good changes.

  2. Jennifer C

    January 6, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Well as a person born and raised here.There is a full scale invasion going on for over a year no Law enforcement anywhere thousands of cars speeding 24/7 no jobs for American’s unless you speak Spanish

  3. Susan Sorrentino

    January 7, 2020 at 9:41 am

    I am so proud that Steve Losner put up a good fight to become mayor. I believe he wants to do the right things for our city. He needs the support of the community and the commissioner in order to be effective. Residents need to attend the monthly council meetings in city hall and show their support. The meetings are alway the third weds. At 6 pm. They go to about 8 so you can just walk in. Get a comment card and speak out with your support. He is a great leader who needs your support. Together we can make Homestead a city to be proud of.

  4. Monica Moreno

    January 7, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Mr. Steve Losner is what Homestead needed. He is a man of integrity. I think his moral compass is leading him to a better Homestead for the community.

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