José A. Bermudez has had the pleasure of working for the past three Republican governors of the State of Florida. Most recently he served as Special Assistant and Governor’s Regional Representative to Governor Rick Scott. As Regional Representative he was part of the Governor’s statewide outreach team with responsibility for Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Collier and Monroe County offices, working with members of the legislature to promote Governor Scott’s economic development agenda and ensure passage of the Governor’s legislative priorities.
Prior to joining the Governor’s office, José served as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Miami Beach, where he oversaw one of the most ambitious capital improvement programs in the city’s history. This program of “Planned Progress” rebuilt streets, upgraded infrastructure such as drainage systems and water lines, renovated and rebuilt many city assets and built new facilities for parks and entertainment venues. José also served for the White House Advance Office under President George W. Bush during the 2004 re-election campaign.
- Successfully represented many local governments before the legislature and state agencies on regulatory and administrative matters.
- Instrumental in receiving an opinion on the New Starts program from the Florida Department of Transportation that eliminated a 12.5% cap on state contributions on federally funded transportation projects.
- Currently represents the City of Miami, City of Homestead, Village of Virginia Gardens, City of Miami Springs, City of Doral, City of North Miami Beach, Miami Dade Expressway Authority, and Miami-Dade County.
- Represents clients at the local level on legislation, annexation issues and funding requests at the county and local municipal level.
José is committed to public service has been involved in many community and civic organizations. José currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. José’s family background is distinctly unique; he is of Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuelan descent. José is an avid rugby player and is Vice President of the two time State Champions Miami Trident Rugby Football Club.