Jose Felix Diaz was born and raised in Miami and developed an early love for public service as student body president of his high school and college. While at UM, Diaz was selected as Florida’s College Student of the Year. He went on to Columbia Law School where he received the American Bar Association’s Silver Key. Upon graduation, he returned to Miami to join the law firm of Akerman LLP, during which time was recognized as one of the “Best of Miami’s Legal Leaders for 2014” by Miami Today.
In 2010, Diaz was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. As vice-chair of the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, he led the way in legislation that created $500 million of tax relief for middle-class families and championed the largest funding of education in Florida’s history.
Diaz plays an active role in organizations that provide opportunities for abused and neglected children in Miami. He serves as a board member for various child advocacy organizations, including CHARLEE Homes for Children. In 2011, Our Kids of Miami-Dade awarded Diaz with the Outstanding Legislator Award, and Voices for Children awarded him with the MVP Leadership Award in 2012.
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