Daniella Levine Cava took a break from breaking down her campaign headquarters Wednesday to laugh and happily hug a supporter. The political newcomer and former not-for-profit agency director had reason to be happy. In Tuesday’s primary, Levine Cava upset incumbent Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell in a race that was divided along party lines and nastily contested. It also set a record for the amount of money spent on a county commission race, the two candidates spending some $1.2 million.
The August Primary has set up a major show down for the Governor’s office. Former Governor Charlies Crist defeated former state Senate Democratic leader Nan Rich in a landslide.
Tensions are high on election day for four Miami-Dade County Commission seats up for grabs. Two of the races are generating the most heat.
Her courageous battle against cancer and her famed motto “Live Like Bella” became a rallying cry for tens of thousands on social media.
The race for the District 8 Miami-Dade County Commission seat is between incumbent Lynda Bell and challenger Daniella Levine Cava. The election is Tuesday August 26th, but Bell and Levine Cava will debate the issues in a special half-hour edition of Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede.
Miami-Dade County Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell will host her 4th Annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway on Sunday, August 3rd from 1 to 5 p.m. at the South Dade YMCA Family Center, 9355 SW 134th Street, Miami, FL 33176.
Lynda Bell won her Miami-Dade County commission seat in 2010 largely on a platform of no new taxes and fiscal conservatism. Bell is a Republican.
Jeffrey Porter declared victory in the Homestead mayoral race Tuesday night.
Miami-Dade residents who do their civic duty won’t have to pay for parking.
Governor Rick Scott will attend the installation of Miami-Dade’s first Hispanic chairwoman of the Miami-Dade County Commission Friday when Rebecca Sosa is sworn in by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.