FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MIAMI (Dec. 20, 2021) – The Miami-Dade GOP mourns the passing of State Senator Roberto Casas, a public servant who paved the way for many of today’s local leaders to serve in the Florida legislature. Senator Casas represented District 111 in the Florida House of Representatives from 1982 – 1988 and served in the Florida Senate from 1988 – 2000, where he was also Senate President Pro Tempore from 1996 – 1998.
Miami-Dade GOP Chairman Rene Garcia offered the following statement:
“Senator Roberto Casas was more than a legislator, he was a friend to many and someone who opened doors for Cubans and the children of exiles to run for office and make a difference in their communities. This went beyond Miami-Dade County, with his impact felt across the state and in many cases, nationwide. He played an important role in shaping the positive trajectory of Miami-Dade County and the state, most notably with his passion for serving seniors and being a strong advocate for them. Personally, I am incredibly thankful for his mentorship and guidance in helping me become a leader in my own community. From my time in the Hialeah City Council, to serving in the Florida legislature and now the Miami-Dade County Commission, much of what I’ve been able to accomplish is attributed to his kindness, wisdom, and true friendship. He will be missed by many, but I am certain his legacy will live on with public servants who will continue to represent their communities with a sense of courage and zeal that he inspired in us all.”
Born in Havana, Cuba, Senator Casas was a trailblazer for many Cuban-Americans to represent their communities at various levels of government in Miami-Dade County, most notably throughout Hialeah.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 21 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at San Jose Funeral Home, 250 E 4th Avenue, Hialeah, Florida. He was 90 years old. The Miami-Dade GOP asks to please keep the Casas family in thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Editor/Author: Tony Figueroa (305) 987-7922