Former City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz has been named Chair of FairDistrictsFlorida.org. As chair, Mayor Diaz will lead the statewide effort to pass Amendments 5 and 6, which establish rules to stop Tallahassee politicians from drawing districts to protect themselves and their parties.
“I am honored to lead the charge to stop self-interested line drawing in our State,” said Mayor Diaz. “Without these critical reforms, state politicians will continue to draw district lines that put their interests ahead of the people of Florida. It is time for the voters to have a real chance to select their representatives rather than allowing politicians to pick their voters.”
A force in local, state and national politics for nearly three decades, Manny Diaz was City of Miami Mayor 2001 through 2009. During his tenure, he was named president of the United States Conference of Mayors, and one of America’s Best Leaders by US News and World Report.
“We are thrilled to have him on our team,” said Ellen Freidin, campaign chair of FairDistrictsFlorida. “As a former mayor, he knows firsthand how devastating it is to have cities splintered when politicians draw districts to perpetuate their own power.”