The longtime mayor of Hialeah Gardens is the latest local
leader to support Manny Diaz’s run for the Florida Senate
The Manny Diaz Campaign today announced the endorsement of Hialeah Gardens Mayor Yioset De La Cruz. Diaz has represented District 103 in the Florida House of Representatives since 2012 and is seeking the District 36 seat in the state senate. De La Cruz’s endorsement comes on the heels of Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez’s earlier this week.
“Manny Diaz has distinguished himself as an effective leader,” said De La Cruz. “During his time in the House, he has represented our community well and has been a tireless advocate for education reform and increased opportunity for all Floridians. I am proud to endorse his candidacy for Florida Senate, and I look forward to continuing to work with him.”
A native of Cuba, De La Cruz came to Miami in 1983 and moved to Hialeah Gardens the following year. In 2000, he was elected Mayor of Hialeah Gardens, becoming one of the youngest mayors in the state. He is currently the youngest mayor in Miami-Dade County. De La Cruz is very active with the Florida League of Cities, serving as Chairman of its Intergovernmental Legislative Policy Committee.
“I’m grateful to have the support of a dedicated public servant like Mayor De La Cruz,”’ said Diaz. “For many years, he has devoted himself to working hard to make Hialeah Gardens a better place, and I’m honored to have him and so many other local leaders supporting me.”
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