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Harvey Ruvin Saves Trees Expands Digital Approach To County Clerks Office


Written by on December 4, 2008

After 40 years in local government, Miami-Dade County Clerk Harvey Ruvin is still going strong, pushing technology and environmental initiatives as he begins his fifth four-year term as clerk. He won reelection in November. Before that, he served as mayor of North Bay Village, then on the Miami-Dade County Commission for 20 years.

Asked if he’s planning another run four years down the line, a smiling Mr. Ruvin points to former county clerk E.B. Leatherman. "He was clerk for 45 years," Mr. Ruvin says. "That’s a good record to try to reach, and I’m not even halfway there."

He plans to continue his push for a paperless court, a goal that serves not only his promise to bring technology to the county, but also his personal interest in the environment. Mr. Ruvin travels the country to speak on the topic, and can even be found on the Internet, rapping to increase awareness of global warming and climate change.

Mr. Ruvin was interviewed in his historic Dade County Courthouse office by Miami Today staff writer Risa Polansky. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today.