Born in Havana, Cuba.  Studied Business and Education at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Migrated to the US in 1960 and has been a Florida resident for the past 51 years.  Has held numerous corporate positions with AT&T, TPI and Thompson Pharmaceuticals.  Has also been involved in the Legal Administration for various large law firms in South Florida.  In his current position with the City of West Palm Beach for the last 21 years, Jose has been working in the Mayor’s office in the capacity of Neighborhood Coordinator and most recently was also given the responsibility of being the Liaison for the Hispanic Community in the City of West Palm Beach.  Jose is married to Ms. Rita Florido(Tagle) for 50 years and is involved in various community organizations and chambers.  Jose has always been involved in the community trying to create opportunities for all and encouraging the residents to participate in their local government.