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Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz

District 12 encompasses an area of Western Miami-Dade and includes the City of Doral, a portion of Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, MedleySweetwater and Virginia Gardens and a large portion of unincorporated Miami-Dade County.
Voters in District 12 first elected José "Pepe" Diaz to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners in September 2002. Commissioner Diaz was reelected in August 2018.

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Commissioner Diaz places spotlight on veteran suicides

The Miami-Dade County Commission on Jan. 22 approved a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz to urge the Florida Legislature to recognize the epidemic of suicide among veterans and urge Congress to fully fund suicide prevention efforts by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, including suicide prevention research and evidence-based clinical treatment approaches.

Commissioner Diaz continues battle against veteran suicides

According to a 2019 Veterans Administration report, more than 6,000 veterans committed suicide in 2017, which translates to approximately 17 veteran suicides a day. The high suicide rate among veterans is attributed to a high incidence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression among combat veterans.

Dolphin Station Park and Ride Transit Facility

Coming this fall, the Dolphin Station Park and Ride Transit Terminal Facility located at 11897 NW 12th Street, will accommodate a new Bus Rapid Transit along the Dolphin Expressway connecting to Downtown, along with several other local bus routes, and the potential for growth to include rail.
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