Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez is endorsing state Rep. Manny Diaz for the Senate District 36 seat.
Diaz, a Republican, has his eyes on the Florida Senate after serving in the House since 2012. That experience drew the attention of Hernandez and drove him to an endorsement.
“Manny Diaz is a proven leader and will be an outstanding senator,” said Hernandez. “Throughout his time in the Florida House, he has been a solid advocate for our community, and we need his forward-thinking leadership in the Senate. I look forward to continuing our strong working relationship as we work on a range of issues that make a difference in the lives of our constituents.”
Hernandez has served as Hialeah mayor since 2011. Diaz was thankful for the endorsement, saying: “It is truly an honor to have Mayor Hernandez’s support. Throughout his entire career, he has been a model of distinguished public service, and I appreciate his vote of confidence in me. I look forward to continuing to work with him to make our community even stronger.”
SD 36 covers portions of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The seat is currently held by Republican Rene Garcia, who is term-limited.