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Mark Samuelian, who served as Miami Beach Commissioner, dies at 58

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian, who was elected in 2017 and re-elected in 2021, died Wednesday. He was 58.

Samuelian, who resided in the Venetian Islands, served as a member of the city’s finance committee and was chair of the land use and sustainability committee. Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber described him as an “excellent” colleague.

“Mark has always acted with integrity and demonstrated great devotion to our city and its residents in every action he took. Our city is crying today,” Gelber said in a statement.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Samuelian was a national chess champion. He earned an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Samuelian often sponsored scholastic chess. Miami Beach City Manager Alina T. Hudak said Samuelian’s mission is to serve residents every day.

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“The city of Miami Beach lost a great champion today,” said Hudak.

Samuelian has also served on the Board of Directors of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council and the Board of Governors of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the Advisory Board of the World Affairs Council of Miami.

Samuelian is survived by his partner Laura Dominguez. Officials gave no information on the cause of death.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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