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Juan Zapata

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Juan Zapata
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Florida House of Representatives District 119
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Founder/President, Columbian American Service Association
Juan Zapata is a former Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 119 from 2002 to 2010.


Zapata's professional experience includes working as the Founder and President of Columbian American Service Association and Owner of Greenback Investments.

He is a member of many organizations, including the Executive Committee for National Hispanic Council of State Legislators, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Miami, National Association of Latino Elected Officials, Vice Chair of the National Conference of Hispanic Legislators, and member of the Protect America's Children Board, Spanish American League Against Discrimination Board and Kendall Federation Homeowners Association Board.[1]

Committee assignments



Zapata did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Zapata's sponsored legislation included:

  • HB 507 - "Optometry: Requires Board of Optometry to adopt rules governing administration & prescription of oral ocular pharmaceutical agents; requires advisory committee to review requests for modifications of formulary of topical & oral ocular pharmaceutical agents"
  • HB 787 - "Discretionary Sales Surtaxes: Authorizes constitutional charter county to levy voter-approved surtax for community college in county"
  • HB 5109 - "Medical Research: Revises amounts of annual appropriations from General Revenue Fund to Biomedical Research Trust Fund within DOH for specified purposes."

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.



On November 4, 2008, Zapata won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 119th District, defeating Michael Calderin (D). Zapata received 29,621 votes in the election while Calderin received 18,246 votes.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 119
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Juan Zapata (R) 29,621 61.9%
Michael Calderin (D) 18,246 38.1%

Campaign donors


Below are Zapata's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[4]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Republican Party $51,262
Hospital Corporation of America $4,000
Dade County Classroom Teachers Assoc $3,000
FL Optometric Assoc $2,000
FL Cable Telecommunications Assoc $2,000

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 119
Succeeded by
Frank Artiles