Today, the Manny Diaz Campaign announced the endorsement of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. Diaz has represented District 103 in the Florida House of Representatives since 2012 and is seeking the District 36 seat in the state senate. Suarez is the latest Miami-Dade mayor to join a growing list of local officials backing Diaz. 

“Manny Diaz is a compassionate leader who will be very effective in the Florida Senate,” said Suarez. “In the Florida House, he has demonstrated strong commitment to the communities he represents, and I am confident he will serve Senate District 36 with the same determination and responsiveness. I look forward to working with him.”

Suarez was elected Mayor last year with 86 percent of the vote. Prior to that, he had served on the Miami City Commission since 2009. He is Vice-Chair of the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization and is the former President of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities.

“I’m honored to have Mayor Suarez’s support,” said Diaz. “He is an outstanding leader and public servant, and I’m grateful to have him join the other local leaders from across Miami-Dade who have joined our team. I look forward to continuing a strong partnership with them as we serve the best interests of our communities together.”

In addition to Suarez, Diaz has also been endorsed by several other Miami-Dade mayors, including Mayor Carlos Hernandez of Hialeah; Mayor JC Bermudez of Doral; Mayor Yioset De La Cruz of Hialeah Gardens; Mayor Manny Cid of Miami Lakes; and Mayor Roberto Martell of Medley.