Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has filed papers to run for the Republican presidential nomination.
The 45-year-old Cuban-American has risen to national fame for helping turn his city into a magnet for technology and finance groups moving out of high-tax San Francisco and New York.
Suarez, the son of a two-year-old Miami mayor, has overwhelmingly won two races for the nonpartisan position.
However, despite his popularity in South Florida, he is entering an increasingly crowded field that already includes a prominent Florida Republican, Governor Ron DeSantis.
Still, Suarez is widely regarded as a charismatic campaigner and has developed a more tolerant and corporate reputation than DeSantis.