MAYOR: Jorge Valdes became the first Cuban-born mayor Sweetwater in 1978. He would later serve nine years on the Miami-Dade County Commission as its first Hispanic commissioner.
MAYOR: Jorge Valdes became the first Cuban-born mayor Sweetwater in 1978. He would later serve nine years on the Miami-Dade County Commission as its first Hispanic commissioner. Courtesy Michael Valdes
MAYOR: Jorge Valdes became the first Cuban-born mayor Sweetwater in 1978. He would later serve nine years on the Miami-Dade County Commission as its first Hispanic commissioner. Courtesy Michael Valdes

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October 21, 2014 8:00 AM

Jorge Valdes, first Hispanic on Miami-Dade Commission, dies at 74

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