Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine, former mayor of Miami Beach, concedes and thanks supporters during primary election night party at his campaign headquarters in Wynwood on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine, former mayor of Miami Beach, concedes and thanks supporters during primary election night party at his campaign headquarters in Wynwood on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Al Diaz adiaz@miamiherald.com
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine, former mayor of Miami Beach, concedes and thanks supporters during primary election night party at his campaign headquarters in Wynwood on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Al Diaz adiaz@miamiherald.com

David Smiley is a Florida native (yes, they exist) and veteran of South Florida journalism. He’s covered schools, cops and crime, and various city halls, earning awards for stories about municipal pensions and Miami Beach’s police department. He became the Miami Herald’s political reporter in 2018 and covered the midterm elections and recount.