Florida's Hispanic Leaders
Jorge Labarga is a Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, taking office on January 6, 2009. He was a Judgefor the 15th Circuit Court in Palm Beach County, Florida from 1996 until 2009. He is notable as the judgewho refused a new vote during the 2000 U.S. Presidential election on the grounds that the Constitutionstated that an election must be held everywhere in the United States on the same day, not just in onearea. He is the second Cuban-American ever appointed to the Florida Supreme Court and the onlyHispanic currently serving.
Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart
Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart (born Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart y Caballero on August 13, 1954), an Cuban-American politician, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, the Florida Senate, andsince 1993 has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representingFlorida's 21st congressional district.
A Cuban-American self-made millionaire, Codina’s first venture was the creation of ProfessionalAutomated Services, Inc. (P.A.S.), a firm created in 1970 to provide data processing services to physicians.As a result of the firm's success, Codina is recognized as a pioneer in the development of comprehensivemedical management systems, including processing, accounts receivable, management reporting andmultiple financial services. In 2006, Codina Group and Flagler Development merged into one company,thus establishing one of the most respected real estate investment, development, construction, brokerageand property management firm corporations in Florida.