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Mayor – Miami Dade County

November 1, 2020

Daniella Levine Cava (NPA)


An attorney with a Master’s degree in social work, Cava has served on the Miami-Dade County Commission representing District 8 since 2014.

Priorities and Points of View

    • Cava will prioritize environmental protection and continue forward in “the fight against climate change.”
    • Cava  hopes to expand opportunities for small businesses and finds entrepreneurship critical to Miami Dade’s economy. 
    • Cava will continue pursuit for paid leave, especially during COVID-19
    • Cava places an emphasis on justice, equality, and sustainability in reopening and strengthening economy
    • Cava advocates for more opportunities to be provided to children in underserved communities. 
    • Cava supports expanding affordable housing. 
    • COVID-19 
      • Cava wants to increase testing availability.
      • Cava supports unemployment benefits, support for small businesses, and stimulus. 
      • Cava calls for support for essential workers and the reinstitution of trust in science institutions. 
    • Cava advocates for an increased accountability in the justice system, involving community leaders to reform the system so that policing is fair.
    • Cava wants to ban chokeholds.
    • Cava plans to create an “Office of Equity and Inclusion.”

Steve Bovo (NPA)


Bovo has served as State Representative representing District 110 and, most recently, on the Miami-Dade County Commission representing District 13 since 2011.

Priorities and Points of View 

  • Bovo wants to ensure the preservation of water and water resources. 
  • Bovo advocates for investment in combating sea-level rise, an increase in affordable housing, expansion of the tourism industry. 
  • His education plans are focused on “hardening schools.”
  • COVID-19 response
    • He wants to keep small businesses open and aim to limit shutdowns. 
    • He would strive to provide incentives for business owners. 
    • He calls for an increased testing availability. 
  • He wants to expand communication between local and county governments and to increase the reach of collaboration between communities and police. 
  • He would increase technology use in the police force. 
    • Supports an expansion of the use of body cameras and technologies such as the ShotSpotter tool (gunshot/bullet detection technology). 
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