Legislator Profile

Former Florida Representative Jose Felix ''Pepi'' Diaz (J) (R)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Jose Felix ''Pepi'' Diaz (J)
District Address:
7901 Southwest 24th Street
Miami, FL 33155-6524
(305) 442-6800

Capitol Address:
422 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
(850) 717-5116
political profile
  • House District:116
  • First Elected:2010
  • Terms Out:2018
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Miami-Dade
  • District Information:view district 116 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010, reelected subsequently
    Resigned September 26, 2017
  • Born:January 16, 1980, Miami, FL
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Christian (Catholic)
  • Education:University of Miami, B.A., English/Political Science, 1998-2002, Student Government President, Iron Arrow Honor Society, Order of Omega National Honor Society, Board of Directors; Columbia University, J.D., 2002-2005, Student Senate Parliamentarian, American Bar Association Governance Commission, American Review of International Arbitration, Senior Editor
  • Occupation:Attorney
  • Spouse:Therese Marie Diaz of Miami, Florida
  • Children:Dominick Jose Diaz, Christian Manuel Diaz
  • Affiliations:American Bar Association, Governance Commission, 2003-2005, House of Delegates, 2006-2010, member, 2003-present
    CubanAmerican Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2007-2009, member, 2003-present
    National Conference of State Legislators, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee, member, Nuclear Legislative Workgroup, member, 2012-present
    Republican State Leadership Committee Future Majority Project, founding board member, 2012-present
    The Children's Trust, Board of Directors, 2014-present
    CHARLEE Homes for Children, Chair of Nominating Committee, 2008-2010, member, 2006-2015
    St. Brendan High School Alumni Association, President, 2008-2014, member, 2005-2014
    Miami Fellows Initiative, member, 2008-2010
  • Highlights:Florida Dental Association, Legislator of the Year, 2014, 2016
    Leadership Florida, Class XXXIV, 2014-2016
    Super Lawyers magazine, Rising Star, 2010-2016
    The American Conservative Union, Defender of Liberty, Top 10 Young Leader, 2014, 2011-2016
    United Way of Miami-Dade, Public Service Leadership Award, 2016
    The Children's Trust, Champion for Children Award Recipient, 2016
    Volunteer Florida, Champion of Service, 2015
    American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL), Delegate, 2013
    Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll, 2011-2013
    Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, Outstanding Legislator Award, 2013
    Cuban American Bar Association, Presidential Award, 2012
    Voices for Children Foundation, Most Valuable Protectors (MVP) Leadership Award, 2012
    Our Kids of Miami-Dade County, Outstanding Legislator, 2011
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, 2009
    Minority Chamber of Commerce, Young Professional of the Year, 2009
  • Former Service:Miami River Commission, Vice-Chair, 2016
    Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, Chairman, 2015-present
    Regulatory Affairs Committee, Chair, 2014-2016
    Southern States Energy Board, Florida Representative, 2013-present
    Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, Vice-Chairman, 2011-2015
    Public Service Commission Nominating Council, Chairman, 2013, 2015
    Energy & Utilities Subcommittee, Chair, 2012-2014
    Community & Military Affairs Subcommittee, Vice-Chair, 2011-2012
    Coral Gables Community Relations Board, 2001-2002
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