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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$29,687/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
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
CandidateVerification
Jose Felix Diaz (b. January 16, 1980) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 116 since 2012. Diaz represented district 115 from 2010 to 2012.

Diaz is an attorney in the firm Akerman Senterfitt in Miami, where he specializes in land use and entitlements. Before beginning his legal career, Diaz was a contestant on season five of NBC's "The Apprentice" with Donald Trump. He is a member of the executive committee of the foster care agency CHARLEE Homes for Children and serves on the Cuban American Bar Association's Board of Directors. Diaz took his bachelor's degree at the University of Miami and his law degree from Columbia University Law School.

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 these committees:

Elections

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. [1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.

2010

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

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Personal

Diaz and his wife Therese have one child.

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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)