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  Diaz, Sr., Ruben
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameRuben Diaz, Sr.
Address1750 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, New York 10472, United States
Emaildiaz@senate.state.ny.us
Website [Link]
Born April 22, 1943
Died Still Living (71 years)
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Last Modifiednystate63
Aug 30, 2010 08:12pm
Tags Hispanic - Conservative - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro-Life - U.S. Army -
InfoReverend Rubén Díaz was elected to the New York State Senate in November 2002 in the 32nd Senate District in South Bronx, including the communities of Castle Hill, Clason Point, Hunts Point, Longwood, Melrose, Morrisania, Parkchester, Pelham Parkway, Soundview, and Union Port. As State Senator, Reverend Rubén Díaz will continue to work hard to improve economic opportunities, housing, health care and education for the people of the Bronx.

Reverend Rubén Díaz was decisively elected to the New York City Council in 2001, representing the 18th District in the Bronx, including the communities of Bronx River, Castle Hill, Clason Point, Crotona Park, Harding Park, Parkchester, Soundview, and parts of Crotona Park East, Ferry Point, Hunts Point, West Farms, West Tremont, and Zerega. During his swearing in ceremony, Reverend D�az conducted the first Pentecostal religious service ever held inside City Hall. The sermon was delivered by Bishop Ephrain Navas Gonzalez, Superintendent of the Northeastern District of the Church of God.

Rubén Díaz was born on April 22, 1943 in Bayamin, Puerto Rico and attended the Miguel Such Vocational School in R�o Piedras. In 1960, he joined the U.S. Armed Forces and proudly served in the Army until he completed his tour of duty with an honorable discharge in 1963.

Senator Rubén Díaz has made New York City his home since 1965. He attended Herbert H. Lehman C. College, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in 1976, and became the Pastor of the Church of God located on Seward Avenue in the Bronx. He attended the Damascus Bible Institute, graduating with a Theological Degree and, in 1978, became an ordained Minister of the Church of God, headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee.

In 1977, Reverend Rubén Díaz decided to pursue his interest in working for the betterment of his community by helping the less fortunate. As a result, in 1977, in the basement of the Church of God on Seward Avenue, Reverend D�az founded, and was until recently Executive Director of, the Christian Community Benevolent Association, Inc. That organization is a non-profit CBO geared toward helping the elderly and the needy. The C.C.B.A. presently employs 1000 people and serves more than 5000 senior citizens residing in Bronx County. Senator D�az also founded, and is the Pastor of, the Christian Community Neighborhood Church.

In 1993, Reverend Rubén Díaz was appointed to serve on the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board. In that capacity, he served the people of the City of New York for three years, investigating allegations of police brutality and misconduct.

Reverend Rubén Díaz received an honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities in 1997, bestowed upon him for his tireless humanitarian work by the National Evangelical University of the Dominican Republic (Universidad Nacional Evang�lica de la Republica Dominicana).

Senator Rubén Díaz is the proud father of three children: Damaris D�az Kiley, who is a Sergeant in the New York Police Department; Samuel Diaz, who works for the New York City Housing Authority; and Assemblyman Rubén Díaz, Jr., who is the youngest member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 75th Assembly District in Bronx County. Senator D�az is also the proud grandfather of five grandchildren. He is happily married to Leslie Yvette Diaz.

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Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm News Ruben Diaz Rings in the New Year With Jabs at the State Senate and ‘Uncle Tom’ Malcolm Smith  Article NYDem Junior 
Jun 27, 2011 01:00am Idiocy Homosexual Bigots Commit Hate Crimes State Senator Ruben Diaz   Article COSDem 
Jun 05, 2011 07:00pm General Lesbian granddaughter of anti-gay NY state senator: ‘This fight is personal’  Article COSDem 

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