Councilman Jose "Joe" Diaz began his term on the Nogales City Council in 2009. He was re-elected to a four-year term that began in January 2015. Mr. Diaz has long worked for his family's business, Diaz Auto, located in Nogales. A graduate of Nogales High School in 1971, Mr. Diaz served for 20 years in the US Army, retiring as a Sergeant, and is a Desert Storm combat veteran. He received Advanced Individual Training by the US Army Military Police and the Atlantic Airline Schools of California. He has received leadership training from the National League of Cities and Town.
Councilman Diaz is currently the Commander of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Nogales Post and is a member of the American Legion. He lives in Nogales with his wife and has four children and seven grandchildren.