Why did Levine Cava change her name to run for office? So you would think she spoke Spanish!
Did you assume Daniella Levine Cava was Hispanic? Because that was her intention.
In 2014, prior to the County Commission election, Daniella Levine became Daniella Levine Cava. Why, after so many decades of being known legally and professionally as Daniella Levine would she add her husband’s Italian last name?
So that the voters would think she spoke Spanish.
Yep, we couldn’t make this stuff up.
And don’t just take our word for it – Levine Cava admitted it herself to the Miami Herald.
“I did think it would communicate that I spoke Spanish — even though it’s not a Spanish
name, it’s an Italian name.”
The Herald pointed out Levine Cava’s opportunism – after she was elected of course – saying:
“An heir to a wealthy New York family , Levine Cava quit her job to run full time and bought a house in District 8 just before she filed. Her name changed, too, with the woman who long went by Daniella Levine opting to also use her husband’s Spanish-sounding last name in a district where Hispanics make up about 40 percent of the electorate.”
Quite a sales job, Daniella! She wants the people of District 8 to think she’s one of them – a normal hispanic living the life of a typical Miami-Dadian.
But she’s not. She’s just an opportunist who is willing to mislead the citizens of District 8 to hold a position of power.