James Cason

James Cason

James Cason, Mayor of Coral Gables
Mayor of Coral Gables

Jim Cason was first elected Mayor of the City of Coral Gables on April 12, 2011. He was elected again with 71 percent of the vote in April 2013. And was reelected for a third term in April 2015. He is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer with more than 45 years of national and international public service, including extensive experience in Latin America as a leader of multi-agency Embassy communities. He is fluent in five languages.

A resident of Coral Gables with a family history in public service, Mayor Cason has been married for 43 years to his wife Carmen. The Casons have two grown sons; one is a Naval Aviator and the other is in international business. They also have six wonderful grandchildren.

Mayor Cason has had 10 years of higher education at several of the nation’s most prestigious institutions studying international affairs and economics. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University and the National War College.


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