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Javier E. FernándezDEMDemocrat American politician
48
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2
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FLResidence (state)

Javier Fernandez is an American politician and attorney who served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2018 to 2020, representing parts of Miami-Dade County around Coral Gables, West Miami, South Miami, Pinecrest, and Cutler Bay. Fernandez was first elected in a May 2018 special election to replace former representative Daisy Baez. Fernandez defeated Republican Andrew Vargas, 50.9 to 46.6%. Running for his first full term in November 2018, Fernandez beat Republican Javier Enriquez, 53 to 47%).Fernandez is the Democratic nominee for Florida Senate District 39 in 2020. In October 2020, Fernandez resigned from his seat in the House to concentrate on his Senate campaign and to move into District 39. In the general election, Fernandez lost against Republican Ana Maria Rodriguez obtaining 42.8% to Rodriguez's 55.6%. In April of 2022, Fernandez returned to politics by declaring his candidacy for Mayor of South Miami.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Miami School of Law
JD
2006 - 2009
Colby College
BA Government/Spanish
1993 - 1997
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
Florida State House of Representatives
2018 - 2020
Partner
Berger Singerman
2017 - Current
Partner
Holland & Knight Limited Liability Partnership
2017
Shareholder
Stearns Weaver Miller
2014 - 2017
Associate
Akerman Limited Liability Partnership
2010 - 2014
Employee
Office of the Mayor, City of Miami
2001 - 2004
Other Experience1 - 9 of 9
Board Member
Transit Alliance Miami
2016 - Current
Board Member
Miami-Dade Housing Finance Agency
2014
Former Member
Advisory Board, South Florida Community Development Coalition
2010 - 2014
Member
Advisory Board, New Leaders Council
2011 - Current
Member
Leadership Council, The Posse Foundation
Former Member
Commerce Committee, Florida State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health Market Reform, Florida State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Oversight, Transparency and Public Management, Florida State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on PreK-12 Innovation, Florida State House of Representatives