Who is Wayne Messam? Everything you need to know about the 2020 presidential candidate from Florida.

Wayne Messam, a big fish in the small political pond of Miramar, is hoping to become the biggest fish in the ocean by becoming president.

On Thursday, he became the 16th candidate to announce he’s seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, releasing a lushly filmed biographical video in which he vows to help restore the American dream.

On Saturday, he holds his first rally, at Florida Memorial University. Doors open for the event at 3 p.m. for the kickoff rally at the Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts,15800 NW 42nd Ave. in Miami Gardens.

Who is Wayne Messam?

The Twitter length answer: Mayor of Miramar, just in his second term. General contractor. Husband and father of three. Son of Jamaican immigrants. Starting wide receiver on Florida State’s 1993 national championship football team.

It’s less than many presidents, more than President Donald Trump.

In his first election, for Miramar City Commission in 2011, he ran against a candidate who had support from sitting and former city commissioners and the police and fire unions. He won with 38 percent of the vote in a three-way race.

Four years later, he challenged and defeated the incumbent mayor, Lori Moseley, who had been in office for 16 years. He won with 38 percent of the vote in a three-way race.

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