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Alex Diaz de la Portilla

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Alex Diaz de la Portilla
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Candidate for
Florida House of Representatives, District 112
Prior offices
Florida State Senate District 36
ProfessionPolitical Consultant
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Alex Diaz de la Portilla (b. August 25, 1964) was a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 36. He served as the Majority Leader of the Florida Senate. Diaz de la Portilla ran in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 112.

Diaz de le Portilla was a volunteer for the Reagan-Bush Campaign in 1980. In 1984 he was Assistant to the State Director for the Reagan-Bush Youth Campaign. He served in the Florida State House of Representatives from 1994 to 2000. He joined the Florida State Senate in 2002 and has served in that position since. From 2002 to 2004 he was Senate President Pro Tempore. He has been Senate Majority Leader since 2008, representing the 36th District.

Diaz de la Portilla has worked as a Political Consultant for Diaz de la Portilla Incorporated. He has also worked as Vice President of De Mattress Incorporated. He is currently a Political Consultant for Winning Strategies Incorporated.

Diaz de la Portilla attended the University of Miami.

Committee assignments



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Diaz de la Portilla ran in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 112. Diaz de la Portilla defeated Gustavo Barreiro and Eric Cecillio Padron in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was defeated by Jose Javier Rodriguez (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1]

Florida House of Representatives, District 112, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose Javier Rodriguez 53.7% 28,053
     Republican Alex Diaz de la Portilla 46.3% 24,195
Total Votes 52,248

Florida House of Representatives, District 112 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlex Diaz de la Portilla 58.8% 4,396
Gustavo Barreiro 41.2% 3,075
Total Votes 7,471


See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Diaz de la Portilla did not run for re-election to the 36th District seat in 2010 as he reached his term limit. The primary took place on August 24, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On November 7, 2006, Diaz de la Portilla won re-election to the Florida Senate from Florida's 36th Senate district. Diaz de la Portilla received 50,879 votes in the election, defeating Angie Rodriguez (write-in), who received 30 votes.[2] Diaz de la Portilla raised $284,500 for his campaign.[3]

Florida Senate, District 36
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Alex Diaz de la Portilla (R) 50,879 99.9%
Angie Rodriguez (write-in) 30 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2006, Diaz de la Portilla collected $284,500 in campaign donations.[4] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Wellcare Health Plans $2,000
Florida Retail Federation $2,000
Florida Home Builders Association $2,000
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association $1,500
Hospital Corporation of America $1,500


Diaz de la Portilla has a wife, Claudia Davant.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Florida Senate, District 36
Succeeded by
Miguel Diaz de la Portilla