Cuban-American Eric Díaz-Padrón, 23, becomes youngest Commissioner in Miami-Dade

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Eric Diaz-Padron is sworn-in by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa as the City of West Miami’s newest Commissioner.

The City of West Miami is perhaps best-known as US Senator Marco Rubio’s hometown, the place where he first entered elected office as a member of the City’s Commission in 1998. The cozy community spans less than three-fourths of a square mile, is situated between the City of Miami and Coral Gables, and is home to approximately 9,000 residents.

After being appointed unanimously, at age 23, West Miami native Eric Díaz-Padrón, has not only become the youngest Commissioner in the City’s history, but is also the youngest elected official in Miami-Dade County.

Díaz-Padrón has become a staple in local politics, having interned for Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, having been elected as a Committeeman on the Miami-Dade Republican Executive Committee with 51% of the vote, and subsequently serving on the Miami-Dade Millennial Task Force, West Miami Charter Review Board, and the Miami-Dade Transportation Trust.

He attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, is a graduate of Florida International University, and is currently in his second year at the University of Miami School of Law. Díaz-Padrón is an insurance professional and is particularly passionate about the plight for Human Rights and democracy in Cuba and Venezuela.

¡Suerte y éxitos, Eric!