Fund the Byron Carlyle

Three years ago, the Byron Carlyle Theater was deemed unsuitable for operations and shut down. Now, it’s at risk of being demolished.

As your City Commissioner, I’ve always been a supporter of smart development that benefits our city and our residents. And the Byron Carlyle offers us a great opportunity to use a city asset to spur culture, entrepreneurship and revitalize North Beach.

If we dedicate city resources to this building/location, we can create a state-of-the-art cultural center that will reshape the future of our city. That’s why I sponsored a resolution that will fund the Byron Carlyle. 

My resolution will ensure funding is available to plan the development of the Byron Carlyle into a state-of-the-art cultural center that will revitalize 71st Street without sacrificing the unique charms of our city. 

Fund the Byron Carlyle

If we’re going to build a strong future for Miami Beach, we need to invest in the cultural and economic well-being of our city and our residents — including North Beach. And this plan to redevelop the Bryon Carlyle will do just that.

Doing nothing is not an alternative. We need to take this opportunity to move our city forward. If you agree, click here to support my work on the City Commission. 

With gratitude,

Note: Referendum 1 on this year’s ballot proposes extending the lease of the Holocaust Memorial site. I fully support the lease amendment and encourage you to vote YES!

My statement on the City Commissioner’s race

I’ve had the honor to serve our community for nearly four years, and I am entirely focused on campaigning hard over the next two months to continue to earn the trust of our voters.

Recently, a lawsuit was filed against my opponent in the race for Miami Beach City Commission, Group 2, claiming that he has not met the residency requirements to run in Miami Beach this year.

While I am not a party to any lawsuit, I believe it is crucial that our Charter is upheld and that concerned residents are assured that candidates on the ballot are legally qualified. In fact, the City relies on the sworn statements of candidates and does not validate residency information.

To learn more about the ongoing dispute in the Commissioner’s race, click here. 


As I meet every day with residents, I share my promise to take on the big issues ahead to ensure everyone feels safe in the City and that we double down on efforts to improve resident quality of life.

I know this year has been tough for many, and we must do more as a Commission to meet the needs of our residents.

I am confident that through our campaign’s direct voter engagement, we will earn the continued trust and votes of our residents to serve another four-year term on the Commission. That is my focus through November.

With Gratitude


We have an opponent

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

Today, an opponent entered our race.

While this raises the stakes of our campaign, it doesn’t change my priorities.

I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished together in the last four years. And my focus will remain on taking serious actions addressing the important issues facing Miami Beach.

Mark's Priorities

I’m ready to continue my work for the people of Miami Beach. But, first, I’m going to need your help to win this race.

There’s no better time to join Team Samuelian and your support, including financial contributions, is greatly appreciated. Click here to make a contribution today.

Yours in service,

Join me Tuesday, September 7 at 8:30 am

BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Philip Levine has endorsed my campaign!

Happy Labor Day! As your Commissioner, I’ve made it my priority to work with unions across Miami Beach – and I’m humbled by their continued support. Enjoy the holiday – for those who continue to ensure Miami Beach runs smoothly and effectively, THANK YOU!

Happy Labor Day

Join us at the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club with former Mayor Matti Bower and Community Leader Elsa Urquiza where I will discuss my ongoing legislative initiatives for Miami Beach.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 8:30 am
David’s Cafe at the Shelborne Hotel
1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach


This past Sunday, I was honored to represent the City of Miami Beach and discuss public safety and major new initiatives which you can view on This Week in South Florida.


This Week in South Florida

Finally, for all who celebrate Rosh Hashanah, we wish you a good and sweet New Year. Shanah tovah!

With gratitude,