Colombian American small business owner and former award-winning investigative TV reporter Sabina Covo recently announced her candidacy for City of Miami District 2 commissioner.
Covo previously served as director of Hispanic Media Relations and Communications in the office of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nikki Fried, tackling complex policy issues from food insecurity and hunger to hemp.
Before joining Commissioner Fried’s team, Covo worked as an award-winning news reporter with appearances on national, statewide, and local television. Now she’s committing to a new journey of public service where she can put her professional and personal experience to work for the people of Miami.
“Miami deserves a representative who will work to enhance our community,” Covo said. “I have lived in Brickell, Edgewater, Coconut Grove, and Downtown. I have reported on City Hall issues for over 15 years and I can see why it’s time for a trusted voice to represent the residents of District 2. I’ve seen and personally experienced the issues facing our community: public safety, access to resources and a lack of affordable housing.”
But Covo said she knows the list of areas Miami can improve doesn’t end there. The arts and entertainment are two areas of importance, she said, as they can boost Miami’s economic development and tourism while also keeping young people away from the streets.
“The safety of this community is crucial,” Covo said. “We have to be creative in our approach and our solutions need to be all encompassing.”
After countless natural disasters in her life as a Miami resident, Covo said the issue of saving the district from eventual environmental ruin is a top priority. Covo said that process starts with investments in the city’s infrastructure and better preparing it for tropical storms and rising sea levels.
A mother of three, Covo has lived in the Second District for more than 20 years, raising her daughter, and two boys alongside her husband, David. A native of Colombia who has proudly called Miami home for over two decades, Covo and her husband are active parents and often can be seen at local parks, soccer games and enjoying time throughout the public spaces in the city.
Covo concluded, “I am doing this because my children were born and raised in Miami. We call this place home and we want it to be the best that it can be for everyone who does the same. My family and I believe Miami has a great future, and with the right leadership we can ensure that our best days are realized.”
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