Today, the Manny Diaz Campaign announced that he raised $50,000 Thursday night in money for his campaign and his political committee at the first fundraiser in his race for the Florida Senate. After representing District 103 in the Florida House since 2012, Diaz is seeking the District 36 seat in the state senate.

“This number reflects the growing momentum in our campaign,” said Diaz. “I’m so grateful for the strong community support we have and for all the local leaders from across the district who took time to be at our event and invest in this campaign. Our team continues to grow, and I plan to keep working hard to connect with as many voters as possible.”

In addition to the amount raised by Diaz, almost all of the local officials in SD 36 either attended or served as co-hosts of the event. The host committee included:


Senator Rene Garcia
Speaker Designate Jose Oliva
Ambassador Carlos Trujillo
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo
Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz
Miami-Dade Commissioner Rebecca Sosa
Miami-Dade School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman
Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez
Hialeah Gardens Mayor Yioset de la Cruz
Doral Mayor J.C. Bermudez
Miami Springs Mayor Billy Bain
Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid
Virginia Gardens Mayor Spencer Deno