Jose Felix Diaz

District: 116 -- Republican

Part of Miami-Dade

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Miami-Dade County
Occupation:  Attorney
Spouse:  Therese Marie Diaz of Miami, Florida
Child(ren):  Dominick Diaz, Christian Diaz
Education:  University of Miami, BA, English/Political Science, 1998-2002, Student Government President, Iron Arrow Honor Society, Order of Omega National Honor Society, Board of Directors; Columbia University, JD, 2002-2005, Student Senate Parliamentarian, American Bar Association Governance Commission, American Review of International Arbitration, Senior Editor
Born:  January 16, 1980, Miami, FL
Recreational Interest:  reading, spending time with family, sports, travel

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010, reelected subsequently
Resigned September 26, 2017

Other Public Services

Miami River Commission, Vice-Chair, 2016
Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, Chairman, 2015-present
Regulatory Affairs Committee, Chair, 2014-2016
Southern States Energy Board, Florida Representative, 2013-present
Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, Vice-Chairman, 2011-2015
Public Service Commission Nominating Council, Chairman, 2013, 2015
Energy & Utilities Subcommittee, Chair, 2012-2014
Community & Military Affairs Subcommittee, Vice-Chair, 2011-2012
Coral Gables Community Relations Board, 2001-2002

Affiliations

American Bar Association, Governance Commission, 2003-2005, House of Delegates, 2006-2010, member, 2003-present
CubanAmerican Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2007-2009, member, 2003-present
National Conference of State Legislators, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee, member, Nuclear Legislative Workgroup, member, 2012-present
Republican State Leadership Committee Future Majority Project, founding board member, 2012-present
The Children's Trust, Board of Directors, 2014-present
CHARLEE Homes for Children, Chair of Nominating Committee, 2008-2010, member, 2006-2015
St. Brendan High School Alumni Association, President, 2008-2014, member, 2005-2014
Miami Fellows Initiative, member, 2008-2010

Highlights

Florida Dental Association, Legislator of the Year, 2014, 2016
Leadership Florida, Class XXXIV, 2014-2016
Super Lawyers magazine, Rising Star, 2010-2016
The American Conservative Union, Defender of Liberty, Top 10 Young Leader, 2014, 2011-2016
United Way of Miami-Dade, Public Service Leadership Award, 2016
The Children's Trust, Champion for Children Award Recipient, 2016
Volunteer Florida, Champion of Service, 2015
American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL), Delegate, 2013
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll, 2011-2013
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, Outstanding Legislator Award, 2013
Cuban American Bar Association, Presidential Award, 2012
Voices for Children Foundation, Most Valuable Protectors (MVP) Leadership Award, 2012
Our Kids of Miami-Dade County, Outstanding Legislator, 2011
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, 2009
Minority Chamber of Commerce, Young Professional of the Year, 2009

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