Get to know Jose Felix Diaz

The son of Cuban exiles, Jose Felix Diaz was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Jose was elected by his peers as student body president of both his high school and of the University of Miami. His accomplishments earned him the Florida College Student of the Year award. Jose went on to Columbia Law School where he also received several notable distinctions including the American Bar Association's Silver Key. Upon graduation, he returned to Miami to join the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt, and was appointed to the ABA's House of Delegates, the executive committee of CHARLEE Homes for Children, and the Cuban American Bar Association's Board of Directors. In November of 2010, Jose was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. He has served as Chairman of the Florida House Energy & Utilities Committee and has been elected three times as Vice-Chairman of the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation. During his time as a legislator, Jose has been a champion for children, working on significant child welfare reforms, and sponsoring legislation to help keep our kids safe. Jose is a founding member of the RSLC's Future Majority Caucus' Executive Committee, which is helping recruit and support Republicans from diverse backgrounds at the state level. He is married to Therese, a middle school teacher, and has two young sons, Dominick and Christian.