Manny Diaz, Jr., a Republican, is seeking to fill Rene Garcia’s seat in the Senate. He has done a deep dive into fixing the District Cost Differential, a formula that has robbed Miami-Dade public schools of funding for too long. He is working across the aisle with Democrats Nick Duran and Shevrin Jones to get this high-cost county its fair share. Two years ago, he helped pass the KidCare expansion and promises to push to get the reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee jump started to help replenish the Everglades.