Meet Ben Diamond
State Representative Ben Diamond represents District 68 in the Florida House of Representatives. He was elected in 2016, and reelected in 2018.
A native Floridian, Ben has dedicated his career to service to our community and our state. Ben was born and raised in Pinellas County, Florida. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University and his law degree at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he served as Editor-In-Chief of the Florida Law Review.
Following law school, Ben clerked for a federal appeals court judge, and subsequently joined the administration of Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink in Tallahassee. Ben served as General Counsel for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and the Florida Department of Financial Services, where he was responsible for a diverse array of regulatory responsibilities relating to consumer protection and the investment of state funds.
Ben currently practices law in downtown St. Petersburg, where he has been an active civic leader. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman appointed Ben to serve as the City’s representative on the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, where Ben worked to improve our transportation and supported the expansion of electric buses and green technologies. Ben currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Pinellas County Urban League, and the Board of Directors of his synagogue, Temple Beth-El. A graduate of Leadership Florida, Ben previously served on the statewide Board of Directors for Leadership Florida.
In the Florida House, Ben was recently elected by his colleagues to serve as Leader designate for the House Democratic Caucus. Ben serves on the Appropriations Committee, and is the Democratic Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee. He also serves on Civil Justice Subcommittee, Insurance and Banking Subcommittee.
Ben lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Christina, their son, Frankie and twins Vera and Adele.