A History of Service
Daniella Levine Cava comes to elected office after having served as an advocate for South Florida residents and communities for over 30 years.
Elected in 2014, she serves as the Miami-Dade County Commissioner representing District 8, which includes Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, Homestead, and unincorporated areas of South Dade including Redland, Falls, Princeton, Naranja, Leisure City and parts of Kendall.
A South Florida resident for 40 years, Commissioner Daniella has helped thousands improve their standard of living and enter the middle class.
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Five years ago, we came together and achieved the impossible. We ran a visionary campaign for the County Commission against all odds. Despite the challenges, we won and have delivered real results in County Hall and District 8. But our work isn’t done. We must come together again to finish the job we started.
Today is Equal Pay Day, when we acknowledge that while we are created equal, we are not paid equally. On this day, especially, I am so proud to announce that I am running for Mayor of Miami-Dade County!
I promise you this: I will never stop fighting for you, regardless of who you are, where you come from, who you love, and how you identify. We will make history, not repeat it.
The more time I spend listening to my neighbors, like my dear friend Queen Brown, the more inspired I become. Queen suffered the most unimaginable tragedy—the loss of her child to gun violence. She took her grief and her outrage and turned it into love, using it for positive change, through public speaking and a weekly radio show.
But no matter how much we care or how hard we work, we still need a responsive government. Our county is facing crises of historic proportions, problems that threaten to literally wipe us off the map.
We need our County government to wake up!
Let’s send a signal that Miami-Dade is ready for real change. We need leaders who respect us, listen to us and include us.
So, we will make history by collecting petitions from residents of Miami-Dade to be the first candidate for County Mayor to qualify by petition instead of paying our way to the ballot.
If you interested in being a DLC Petition Captain and making history by volunteering to collect petitions, click here to connect with Jonathan Burger on our campaign.
This campaign is about you, and the issues that really matter to our community.
The housing affordability crisis hits home countywide. Our young people need to see a future for themselves in Miami-Dade. New development cannot come at the expense of families and communities. We need decisive leadership to act boldly and swiftly to implement county-wide transit that is reliable, efficient and convenient for all.
We must also leverage our entrepreneurial spirit to help local businesses expand. This includes protecting our drinking water because without clean and reliable water we simply cannot live, grow and prosper. And we must continue to invest in resiliency and prepare our homes and neighborhoods for the twin threats of climate change: rising sea levels and stronger storms.
Our community needs and deserves a Mayor who cares.