Jose Felix Diaz

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Jose Felix Diaz
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Florida House Of Representatives, District 116
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House Of Representatives, District 115
2010 - 2012
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Miami, 2002
J.D.Columbia University, 2005
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 16, 1980
Place of birthMiami, Florida
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
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Jose Felix Diaz (b. January 16, 1980) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 116. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Diaz was a potential Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections in the 26th Congressional District of Florida.[1][2][3] Diaz failed to file prior to the filing deadline.[2]

Biography

Diaz earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Miami and his law degree from Columbia University Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney in the firm Akerman Senterfitt in Miami, specializing in land use and entitlements. Before beginning his legal career, Diaz was a contestant on season five of NBC's The Apprentice.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Diaz served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Regulatory Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Diaz served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

State House

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Juan Carlos Cuba was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jose Felix Diaz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Cuba will face Diaz in the general election.[4][5]

Congress

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014
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Diaz was a potential canddiate for election to the U.S. House, representing the 26th Congressional District of Florida.[1][2] Diaz failed to file prior to the filing deadline.[3]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Diaz won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 116. Diaz defeated incumbent Ana Rivas Logan in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Javier Daire (I) and Maria Elisa Mena (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 116, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJose Felix Diaz Incumbent 100% 41,341
     Independent Javier Daire 0% 3
     Independent Maria Elisa Mena 0% 8
Total Votes 41,352
Florida House of Representatives, District 116 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJose Felix Diaz Incumbent 66% 7,818
Ana Rivas Logan Incumbent 34% 4,026
Total Votes 11,844

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Diaz defeated Carla Ascencio-Savola in the August 24 primary.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 115 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jose Felix Diaz 5,894 59.81%
Carla Ascencio Savola 3,960 40.19%

Diaz defeated Jeffrey Solomon (D) and Christopher Blau (TEA) in the November 2 general election.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 115
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jose Felix Diaz (R) 22,422 63.6%
Jeffrey Solomon (D) 11,716 33.2%
Christopher Blau (TEA) 1,113 3.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Diaz is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Diaz raised a total of $785,805 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[9]

Jose Felix Diaz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 116 Won $334,444
2010 Florida State House, District 115 Won $451,361
Grand Total Raised $785,805

2012

Diaz won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Diaz raised a total of $334,444.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jose Felix Diaz's campaign in 2012
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Dentaland Pa$1,500
Ronald L Book Pa$1,500
Florida Dental Association$1,500
Cvs Caremark$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$334,444
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Diaz won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Diaz raised a total of $451,361.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[10]

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[11]

Personal

Diaz and his wife, Therese, have one child. He has been a member of the executive committee of the foster care agency CHARLEE Homes for Children and the Cuban American Bar Association's Board of Directors.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Trujillo (R)
Florida House District 116
2010–2012
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Juan-Carlos Planas
Florida House District 115
2012–present
Succeeded by
Michael Bileca (R)