Wayne Messam was born in 1974 and is currently serving as the Mayor of Miramar, Florida. On November 20, 2019, Mayor Messam announced he was dropping out of the 2020 Presidential race.
Messam was first elected to the Miramar City Commission in 2011. In the 2015 election, he defeated incumbent Mayor Lori Cohen Moseley to become the Mayor of Miramar. Messam won reelection in March 2019. He currently serves as the President of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.
Below is Mayor Messam’s record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.
Mayor Messam has expressed his intention of reentering the Iran nuclear deal if elected President, arguing that his decision on the matter is based on “the standpoint of ensuring that we have a strong coalition of allies to hold nations like Iran accountable.”
Mayor Messam expressed support for the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He did not support the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and argues that the decision is something that needs to be negotiated by the Israeli and the Palestinians, leaving open the possibility of moving the U.S. embassy back to Tel Aviv if elected President.
Supports reentering the Iran nuclear deal https://thehill.com/policy/defense/439712-2020-dems-rebuke-trump-on-iran-say-theyd-put-us-back-in-nuclear-deal
Did not support the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem https://www.jns.org/record-at-a-glance-florida-mayor-wayne-messam-wants-to-restore-us-as-a-honest-broker-in-mideast-negotiations/