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  Souto, Javier D.
NameJavier D. Souto
Miami, Florida , United States
Born December 15, 1939 (82 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedDavid
Dec 21, 2020 11:45pm
InfoJavier De Jesús Souto

Javier D. Souto was first elected Miami-Dade County Commissioner representing District 10 in April 1993. He was re-elected without opposition in 1994, and in 1998. His Commission district includes portions of Kendall and Westchester.

Commissioner Souto is the Chairperson of the Recreation and Cultural Affairs Committee, as well as a member of the Unincorporated Municipal Services Area Committee, Ways & Means Committee, and the Health, Public Safety & Human Services Committee.

Commissioner Souto was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in November 1984 and was re-elected in 1986. In the Florida House he served on the Appropriations; Finance and Taxation, Judiciary; Criminal Justice; and Higher Education Committees, and was part of the Republican leadership. Commissioner Souto was elected to the State Senate in 1988 and re-elected in 1990, serving until the completion of his mandate in 1992. In the Senate, he chaired a Sub-Committee of the Finance and Taxation Committee, as well as served as Vice-Chair of the Agricultural Committee and Vice-Chair of the Reapportionment Committee. He was also a member of the International Trade and Tourism Committee, the Natural Resources Committee, the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee, and Chairman of the Personnel, Retirement and Collective Bargaining Committee.

Commissioner Souto was born in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, on December 15, 1939. In Cuba, he attended Villanova University and the University of Havana. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Business in 1967. Commissioner Souto is a veteran of the Bay of Pigs Invasion (a founding member, Infiltration Teams).

Commissioner Souto has maintained an excellent relationship with the community through appointments to various organizations. He served on the Board of Directors for the Child Abuse Prevention Program of South Florida and the Alliance for the Aging, and was also a member of the Dade County Civil Defense, the Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs.

Commissioner Souto is married to Berta Cepero. They have three adult children: Javier, Laura, and Frank, as well as six grandchildren: Cristina, Alina, Brock, Amanda, Astrid, and Natalie. Commissioner Souto and his wife have lived in Westchester for the past 30 years. Commissioner Souto arrived in Dade County from Cuba in March of 1960.




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