Miguel Diaz de la Portilla
|Miguel Diaz de la Portilla|
|Florida State Senate District 40|
|November 17, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||University of Miami (1984)|
|J.D.||University of Miami (1987)|
Diaz de la Portilla is a shareholder in the law firm of Becker and Poliakoff; his area of practice includes government procurement, bid protests, zoning & land use, and others. He served as Miami-Dade County Commissioner from 1993 to 1999, and has participated in a number of regional government commissions and boards.
He received a BA in Philosophy and English Literature from the University of Miami in 1984. He went on to earn his JD as well from the University of Miami in 1987.
On his campaign website, Diaz de la Portilla lists seven issues he is concerned about. They are:
- Excerpt: "As State Senator, I will fight to improve our public schools and work to give teachers raises, while continuing to give parents the right of school choice in order to make the best educational decisions for their children."
- Rebuilding Our Economy and Lowering Taxes
- Excerpt: "In the State Senate, I will work tirelessly to grow Florida’s economy by moving government out of the way and supporting an environment in which businesses can thrive by reducing the burden on American workers, small businesses and entrepreneurs."
- Excerpt: "I realize that government is not the solution to getting our economy back on track, but rather the investment of small businesses, the ingenuity of entrepreneurs and the creativity of individuals are the engines that will drive Florida's economy."
- Health Care
- Excerpt: "I believe that the government's role in health care should be to protect and serve our state's most vulnerable residents – children, elderly and the disabled. Outside of that, I advocate for free market principles to allow Floridians to make their own health care decisions."
- Excerpt: "I am a pro-life conservative who is unwavering in my commitment to protect family values and the sanctity of human life."
- Defending Our Second Amendment Rights
- Excerpt: "In the Florida Senate, I will fight to ensure that all of our Constitutional rights are protected and maintain the responsibility of lawmakers to ensure that criminals who violate the law are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, rather than restricting the rights of law abiding citizens."
- Property Rights
- Excerpt: "I am committed to protecting the private property rights of all Floridians. By protecting individual property rights, we also secure our other freedoms as Americans."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Portilla served on the following committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Banking and Insurance|
|• Children, Families, and Elder Affairs|
|• Ethics and Elections|
|• Administrative Procedures|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Diaz de la Portilla served on these committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities|
|• Health Regulation|
|• Regulated Industries|
- See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012
Diaz de la Portilla won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 40. Diaz de la Portilla ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
- See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010
| Florida State Senate, District 36 |
2010 General election results
|Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R)||58,138||99.94%|
|Luisa Artiles (Write-in)||31||0.05%|
|Alberto E. Fortes (Write-in)||6||0.01%|
Portilla defeated Julio Robaina and J. Nillo in the August 24 primary.
|Florida State Senate, District 36 - Republican Primary (2010)|
|Miguel Diaz de la Portilla||12,167|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Diaz de la Portilla raised $650,201 in campaign contributions in 2010. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Florida State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Miguel Diaz de la Portilla's campaign in 2010|
|Diaz De La Portilla, Miguel A||$22,800|
|Diaz De La Portilla, Miguel||$18,700|
|Hospital Corp Of America||$4,000|
|Florida Chamber Of Commerce||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$650,201|
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- Parent trigger bill dies in Florida Senate for second straight year - Tampabay.com (blog)
- Crank it up! Florida Senate kills ban on loud car music - Palm Beach Post
- How The Elections Bill Will Impact South Florida Voters - WLRN
- Chris Smith says elections bill has only two required changes - PolitiFact
- Dolphins, Orlando stadium dreams going down on Legislature's final day - Orlando Sentinel (blog)
- Senate proves value, stops bad education idea - Osceola News-Gazette
- 'Parent-trigger' bill defeated in Senate for second straight year - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
- House to spare Miami-Dade election chief. Will Senate agree? - MiamiHerald.com (blog)
- Elections bill lingers on Legislature's last day - Tampabay.com (blog)
- Lipstick on a Pig - The Bradenton Times
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Portilla and his wife Mari have three children.
- Miguel Diaz de la Portilla campaign website
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Miguel Diaz de la Portilla on Facebook
Rene Garcia (R)
|Florida Senate District 40
| Succeeded by|
Alex Diaz de la Portilla
|Florida Senate District 36
| Succeeded by|