Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Promotes Staff in Miami District Office

Jan 27, 2009
Press Release

Miguel Otero returns as District Director & Deputy Chief of Staff

MIAMI—Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) announced that he has promoted Rosa Hernandez to Deputy District Director and that Miguel A. Otero has returned to the District Office to continue his service as District Director & Deputy Chief of Staff.  Hernandez will assist Otero in overseeing operations in the Miami and Collier County offices.

“Rosa has been committed to serving our community and our constituents with dedication and integrity,” said Diaz-Balart.  “She has established relationships with members of our community and brought a new meaning to constituent relations.  In her new role, Rosa will play an important role in ensuring that the needs of District 25 continue to be met by my office.”

Hernandez joined Diaz-Balart’s team when he was first elected to Congress six years ago.  She has worked on countless projects in the Hispanic Community and has lead efforts to enable senior citizens to have access to federal services and benefits, assisted our constituents by coordinating access to experts during tax season, and has created awareness for families by coordinating Internet Safety Forums in District 25.

Otero joined Diaz-Balart’s office following the Congressman’s election in the fall of 2002 and was appointed to serve as District Director.  In 2006 he took on additional responsibilities as Deputy Chief of Staff.  He has been responsible for running operations in the Miami and Collier County district offices, which offer constituent services on all federal issues including  IRS, passports, visas, veteran issues, Medicare, military cases, immigration, Housing and Urban Development, and nominations to the U.S. Service Academies, among others. 

“I have been fortunate to have Miguel on board since before my start in Congress,” said Diaz-Balart.  “He has a wealth of knowledge and experience. His dedication and commitment to serve has undoubtedly been integral to the continued growth and development of our outreach and services for the residents of District 25.  He is committed to his work and I know that he will continue to lead our district operations with success and enthusiasm.”