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Personnel note: Philip Levine campaign building communications team

Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine’s gubernatorial campaign announced Thursday that it’s expanding its communications team with a pair of new hires.

The announcement included a promotion for William Miller, who will now serve as deputy communications director, and the addition of Guillermo Perez, who will serve as the campaign’s Hispanic media coordinator.

“As our campaign builds momentum ahead of the August primary, William will help implement our communications strategy, working to ensure the Mayor’s vision and record of progressive accomplishment reaches voters in all of Florida’s 67 counties,” said Christian Ulvert, senior advisor to the campaign.

“We are also excited to integrate Guillermo Perez as our Hispanic Media Coordinator where he will ensure that Mayor Levine—the only bilingual candidate on either side of the aisle—is taking his message to the diverse, Spanish-speaking communities across our state.”

Miller’s new role is an upgrade from his former job as communications coordinator, which he’s held since Levine entered the Democratic Primary last year. His resume includes working as a South Florida press assistant for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 White House run.

Perez comes to the Levine campaign from Ulvert’s EDGE Communications, where he’s worked since the start of the year. His prior experience includes an internship in the offices of U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

“Our campaign is building the infrastructure and campaign operation to win in August and November. With the Primary election fast approaching, our team is well positioned to continue to effectively reach voters throughout Florida,” Ulvert said.

Levine is running against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham and Orlando-area businessman Chris King in the Democratic Primary. On the Republican side, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam faces Northeast Florida U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis.

The primary election is Aug. 28. The general election is Nov. 6.

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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.

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