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Florida Politics: South Florida PBA endorses Daniella Levine Cava for re-election as Miami-Dade Mayor

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s bid to serve as the county’s top official now has the endorsement of the South Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA).

One month after Levine Cava signed a new collective bargaining agreement with the more than 7,500-member group, the South Florida PBA confirmed it is officially backing her in the coming election.

South Florida PBA President Steadman Stahl noted in a statement that among other things, crime — particularly gun-related crime — has dropped under her leadership.

“The South Florida PBA is proud to endorse Mayor Daniella Levine Cava for re-election,” he said.

“Our Mayor has prioritized public safety and the safety of our law enforcement officers, while building community trust to help lower crime. With Daniella Levine Cava at the helm, Miami-Dade county has achieved one of the lowest rates of gun violence for any major metro area and continues to put neighborhood safety as a top priority. Daniella has earned our members’ support and we are proud to stand alongside her in the 2024 election.”

Levine Cava said in a statement that she is “incredibly humbled and grateful” to win the support of Miami-Dade’s largest police union.

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