Women’s History Month Spotlight: District 8 Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins

The commissioner, a political newcomer of Jamaican ancestry, beat out a string of veterans for the appointment to the commission seat vacated by Daniella Levine Cava when she became the first female mayor of Miami-Dade County last November.

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- CBS 4 is celebrating Women's History Month throughout March by shining a spotlight on women shattering the glass ceiling in our community. District 8 Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins shared her story with us and spoke on the importance of representation and diversity in and out of the community.

DANIELLE COHEN HIGGINS: Because representation matters, and Miami-Dade is a very diverse community. We have a lot of residents that are from the Caribbean. And being the first Jamaican-American to sit on the dais is obviously very representative of our Caribbean community. And whether you're from Jamaica or Haiti or Cuba or Puerto Rico, you know, we all come from very diverse backgrounds, and it's important to have a voice that speaks to the issues that are most important to you.

- The commissioner, a political newcomer of Jamaican ancestry, beat out a string of veterans for the appointment to the commission seat vacated by Daniella Levine Cava when she became the first female mayor of Miami-Dade County last November. And we are your source for Women's History Month events, videos, and slideshows. Just go to cbsmiami.com/womenshistory.