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Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

Miguel Díaz de la Portilla was born January 30, 1963 in Miami, Florida to Cuban exiles. He is an attorney and politician from Florida. A Republican, he served in the Florida Senate from 2010 to 2016, representing parts of Miami, Coral Gables, and the surrounding area. Prior to that, he was a member of the Miami-Dade County Commission from 1993 to 2000.

Díaz de la Portilla’s great-grandfather served in the Cuban Senate, while two of his great-uncles served simultaneously in the Cuban House of Representatives. A graduate of Miami’s Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Díaz de la Portilla went on to earn his bachelor’s and law degrees at the University of Miami.

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