Diaz de La Portilla Brothers Set Their Sights On State Legislature
|Miguel, Alex, and Renier Diaz de la Portilla|
As the Diaz de la Portillas gear up for their campaigns, we took a peek at their financials to find out which bro is banking the most money.
Miguel, who was recently named Best Lobbyist by Miami New Times, is killing it as a governmental affairs lawyer for Becker & Poliakoff. His annual salary at the Fort Lauderdale-based law firm is $415,890, according to his personal financial disclosure statement. He also collected a $29,697 salary as a state senator. He owns a three-bedroom house in Coral Gables worth $830,000 and has a BMW X3, BMW X5, and a Mini Cooper (all 2009 models) in his driveway. In addition to his car leases, his liabilities also include a $473,834 home mortgage. His personal net worth is $660,040.
Alex, who has served previous stints as state senator and state representative, is vying for a house seat representing district 112 against Gus Barreiro and Eric Padron. He made $60,000 from his campaign consulting firm W Strategy Group last year, according to his personal financial disclosure statement. He owns a five-bedroom duplex in Miami worth $150,000 and a house in Tallahassee worth $750,000. His liabilities include two mortgages for a little over one million dollars. His personal net worth is $95,056.
Renier, who is facing off against Miami school teacher Manny Diaz in district 103, made $10,000 from his private law practice and $35,601 from the Miami-Dade School Board last year, according to his personal financial disclosure statement. He doesn't own any property and lists only a checking account with $1,500 as his only asset. His liabilities include a $125,000 student loan and a $20,000 car lease. His personal net worth is $35,350.
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