The Manny Diaz Campaign announced that the Florida Department of State has verified that he has exceeded the 2,311 signatures required for ballot access. Diaz, who has represented District 103 in the Florida House of Representatives since 2012, is running for the District 36 seat in the Florida Senate.

“I’m excited that our campaign has reached this milestone, and I’m very grateful to the friends and neighbors who were part of this effort,” said Diaz. “I think over the last six years my fellow Miami-Dade residents have gotten to know me and my conservative record well. It’s been an honor to serve in the Florida House, and I look forward to continuing to work hard in the Senate for better education opportunities and for a stronger economy.”

Diaz has been a leader on education reform during his time in the Florida House. During the 2018 legislative session, he is serving as Chair of the House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee. He also sits on the Education and Appropriations Committees, the Health Innovation Subcommittee, and the Joint Legislative Budget Commission.