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Florida Politics: Firefighters union, Teamsters back Daniella Levine Cava for re-election as Miami-Dade Mayor

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s re-election effort now has support from county chapters of the International Association of Fire Fighters and Teamsters unions.

This month, Metro Dade Firefighters Local 1403 and Teamsters Local 769, which represent thousands of first responders and logistics professionals across South Florida and beyond, announced that they are again backing Levine Cava this year.

The unions previously endorsed the Mayor during her 2020 bid for Miami-Dade’s top executive post and when she successfully ran for the County Commission before that.

“In times of uncertainty, Mayor Levine Cava has proven herself a steady and compassionate leader. Her ability to make tough decisions while prioritizing the needs of our firefighters and the public at large is a testament to her commitment to putting public safety as a top priority,” Local 1403 President Bill McAllister said in a statement.

“From upgrading infrastructure to investing in community paramedic programs, her holistic approach reflects a genuine concern for the well-being of every resident. Mayor Levine Cava’s dedication to the public good is evident in her strategic initiatives that not only prioritize a capable emergency response, but her emphasis on fostering programs that proactively unite communities, further bolstering our already formidable resilience programs.”

Teamsters Local 769 President Josh Zivalich said his organization is proud to endorse Levine Cava, who is the mother of a Teamsters union member.

“Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s strong advocacy for workers’ rights, fair wages, and safe working environments for all has been proven time and time again over decades of service to our South Florida community,” he said.

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