Juan C. Zapata

District: 119 -- Republican

Part of Miami-Dade

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Miami
Occupation:  Businessman/Consultant
Education:  Miami-Dade Community College, A.A.; Florida International University, B.S., Finance & International Business
Born:  December 9, 1966, Medellin, Colombia
Moved to Florida:  1977
Religious Affiliation:  Catholic
Recreational Interest:  history, reading, black & white photography, soccer

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2002, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

Miami-Dade County Equal Opportunity Board
Miami-Dade Planning Advisory Board
West Kendall Community Council, Chairman
West Kendall Municipal Advisory Board, Chairman


Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs, Chairman
Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, Chairman
National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, Chairman
National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), Labor and Economic Development Committee, Chairman
FIU Lifetime Alumni
Leadership Miami
S.A.L.A.D., Board Member


Established reading programs through Read 2 Succeed
Established scholarship program through the Hispanic Caucus
Order of Dignity, Foreign Relations Committee, Colombian Congress of 2004
Florida International University Alumni Torch Award 2002
Hispanic Heritage Young Leadership Award 2001
First Colombian American elected to the Florida Legislature

Photo Gallery

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