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Danielle Cohen Higgins announces Miami-Dade County Commission bid

Cohen Higgins would replace Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, running for county mayor.

Danielle Cohen Higgins has jumped into the race to replace Daniella Levine Cava on the Miami-Dade County Commission.

Cohen Higgins, a lawyer, has a background in the field of complex commercial civil litigation. She has also worked to provide legal services to small businesses and the seriously injured.

In addition, she has experience on the executive committee of Ruth’s List, a group that supports pro-abortion rights Democratic candidates.

Cohen Higgins is looking to serve District 8, in the southern part of the county, now that Levine Cava has announced a 2020 run for county Mayor.

“We need leadership that will continue the fight to get South Dade its fair share and ensure our community’s voice is well represented on the County Commission. I am prepared to fight for us and advocate for positive changes that will lift up our entire community for generations to come,” Cohen Higgins said in a statement announcing her run.

“South Dade is a special place to live and raise a family, but we must continue to address the challenges we face. Commissioner Levine Cava has been a forceful voice for South Dade, and I want to ensure the progress achieved is not lost.

“We have mounting issues like the skyrocketing cost of living, a true affordability crisis, and traffic that has become a dangerous nightmare and I am ready to confront these challenges head-on.”

Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John DuBois is also running for the District 8 seat, launching his campaign in April. The special election for the seat will likely take place in 2020.

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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