Juan C. Zapata
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|Juan C. Zapata|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 119th district
|Succeeded by||Frank Artiles|
|Born||December 9, 1966|
Juan Carlos Zapata (born December 9, 1966), is a Miami, Florida Republican politician who served as the representative for District 119 of the Florida House of Representatives from 2002 to 2010. He was first elected to the Florida House in 2002 and reelected successively in 2006 and 2008, and chaired the Human Services Appropriations Committee. Since 2012, he has served as the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners for District 11.
Zapata was the first Colombian-American elected to the Florida House and the Miami-Dade Board of Commissioners. He was born in Medellín, Colombia and moved to Florida in 1977. He earned his Associate of Arts degree at Miami-Dade Community College in 1990 and his Bachelor of Science degree in finance and international business in 1994 from Florida International University.
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