Luther Campbell wants to be Miami-dade County’s new mayor.
A couple weeks ago, the legendary 2 Live Crew leader discussed a possibility of running for mayor in Miami stating that “If Carlos Alvarez gets recalled, I will seriously think about running for Miami-Dade County mayor.” However, with the recent recall for Mayor Alvarez being set for March 15, Luke has officially placed his hat in the race.
“I’ve thought about running for public office before, but someone would always end up talking me out of it, ” wrote the rapper of 2 Live Crew fame, in a recent column to the Miami New Times. “I get in my car, ride around Liberty City, and everything looks the same as when I was in the neighborhood growing up…I see the same crimes in the same areas…”
The Miami native was honest and ambitious in the piece discussing a number of necessary changes his city is in need of.
When asked about what he plans on bringing to the table as mayor, Luke replied, “People in the James E. Scott projects have been kicked out of their homes and forced to move to other parts of the county… we need to build gated communities with security-guard entrances in the inner city. Then people would feel just as safe as those wealthier folks who live in Fisher Island and the Kendall suburbs.”
“I don’t expect anyone to just vote for me because I am Uncle Luke,” he wrote. “They are going to vote for me because Uncle Luke wants to do something about the way this county is headed.” –Ralph Bristout