As Congressman Manny Diaz moves forward in his bid for Senate District 36, he has just received the endorsement of South Florida Mayor Yioset De La Cruz, Mayor of Hialeah Gardens. The endorsement comes days after Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez announced his own support of Manny Diaz for the Senate.
In De La Cruz’s announcement, he explained that “Manny Diaz has distinguished himself as an effective leader. 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.”
Congressman Diaz responded to the endorsement by saying that he’s “grateful to have the support of a dedicated public servant like Mayor De La Cruz. 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.”
After serving in the Florida House since 2012, Congressman Diaz is now setting his sights on replacing term-limited Rene Garcia in Senate District 26.
The District covers parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties.