Today, the Manny Diaz Campaign announced the endorsement of Doral Mayor Juan Carlos “JC” Bermudez. Diaz has represented District 103 in the Florida House of Representatives since 2012 and is seeking the District 36 seat in the state senate. Bermudez’s support follows endorsements from Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez and Hialeah Gardens Mayor Yioset De La Cruz last week.

“Manny Diaz is very well positioned to be an effective state senator,” said Bermudez. “He knows our area well and has served us with vision, integrity, and tenacity during his time in the Florida House. I look forward to sending him back to Tallahassee as our Senator and continuing to work with him for the good of all of our mutual constituents.”

Bermudez was the founding Mayor of Doral, serving in that capacity for the city’s first nine and a half years of existence, and was re-elected in 2016. During his time as Mayor, Doral has received numerous national accolades, including being named Best City for Business Start-Ups by Business Week and third best place in the United States to retire by U.S. News and World Report. Bermudez currently serves on the United States Conference of Mayors Advisory Board and the Miami-Dade County Transportation Planning Organization.

“Mayor Bermudez is an outstanding public servant, and I’m proud to add him to our team,” said Diaz. “Throughout his career, he has always demonstrated a commitment to hard work and excellence, and I look forward to working with him in continuing service to our community.”