Elias will be the first LGBTQ elected official in Eagle Pass
Elias Diaz is a native of Eagle Pass, TX. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in International Relations and completed his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University in Los Angeles. He is a Mental Health Clinician with 10 years of clinical experience.
He has co-founded the first LGBTQIA Non-Profit Organization, EP SAFE, which serves the rural communities of the Southwest Texas Border Region. He has also developed the first of its kind behavioral health program that is accessible to all residents of Maverick County.
Elias is a fierce advocate for health and wellness. He is the coordinator for the Health and Wellness Expo, the largest health fair in Eagle Pass. He serves on the Mayor’s Fitness Council, where he works to motivate citizens to stay active. He serves on the Texas HIV Syndicate, where he advocates for services in rural Texas. He also serves as a contributing expert in the development of HIV Prevention in The United States by The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, where he works closely with other leaders to influence policies that influence the way HIV Services are delivered.
He is the Community Outreach Chair for the City of Eagle Pass Business and Economic Development Center’s Young Professionals Group. Elias uses his roles in these local organizations to bring a voice of unity and inclusion to city projects that target youth.