BiographyJason T. Smith, a lifetime resident of Miami-Dade, is a public policy professional who has more than 15 years of experience in public service. He has held various roles in Miami-Dade County government including Senior Legislative Analyst in the Office of the Commission Auditor and aide to Commission Chairwoman Barbara Carey-Shuler and Commissioner Jean Monestime. He has served as Legislative Director for Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava since 2014. His portfolio includes economic development, housing, Community Redevelopment Agencies, and equity issues. He is a professional journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, the Des Moines Register (Iowa), and the Miami Times. He completed his undergraduate studies at Howard University and obtained an MBA from Florida International University. He has one son, Jason, age 9.