Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (1969), raised in Brooklyn, NY and Navy Vet. Johnny G. Farias has been a small business owner and Licensed electrician for over 20 years and currently serves as a Miami Dade County Community Councilman of District 15/154 (South Miami Dade).
Johnny G. Farias holds an A.S. in political science from Miami Dade College (2010). He has been an active community member thru many organizations, such as Centro Campesino (Board Member), Liga Ecuatoriana de Florida (member), South Dade Democratic Black Caucus-Ron Brown Chapter (member), Shriners, Scottish Rite, and a Mason. He also sits on several EESAC Boards; Everglades Preparatory High School and McArthur Senior High. He was a Guardian at Litem from 2006 to 2012 and a Girl Scout Leader for twelve years (1993 – 2006).
A five-year-old, Johnny G. Farias and his parents migrated to Brooklyn, New York. In his formative years, he tested out of 4th Grade, came in 2nd place at the Brooklyn District Spelling Bee and was boy scout. In 1985, he earned his Eagle Scout which is the highest rank one can earn in boy scouts. During his senior year at East New York Vocational Technical High School, he began to tutor other students for the SAT and made the decision to join the US Navy right after graduation, at the age of 17 (1987). After boot camp at National Training Center (NTC) in San Diego, California, he was PCS’ed (permanent change of station) to FLEETASWTRACENPAC where he attended Navy A School where sailor’s must go to receive technical training in their selected (MOS) Military Occupational Specialty field. Studied “BEEP” Basic Electricity and Electronics Program to be a Sonar Technician. This is where his career in electronic/electrical field began.
Johnny is a licensed electrician who started his company Electrical Masters LLC, in 2004. He has worked on and done many projects throughout Miami-Dade County such as restaurants (Talavera, Los Ranchos and SUVI), hotel projects (Fairwinds, Haddon Hall and Royal Palm all in Miami Beach), public housing projects (Edison Towers I and II in Liberty City and Saint John CDC Housing in Overtown), commercial projects (Blue Diamond/Green Diamond and MEI Condominiums in Miami Beach, Redavo Estates in Leisure City) community projects (Alpha Omega Church, LifePoint Church, Richmond Heights Resource Center, Christ Fellowship – Palmetto Bay and Downtown Miami). He worked on several places in Downtown Homestead such as 201 and 303 Krome Avenue, government projects (corrections offices, Driver’s License and the FDA offices in Florida City).
Some of his other projects include Elleven Miami and Fire Station 2 in City of Miami, Fire Station 2 on Miami Beach and Fire Station 13 in North Miami. Electrical Masters is proud for the pro-bono work it did after Hurricane Andrew with the rehabbing of eleven homes after out of state contractors abandoned the job and other community projects such as the donated work for the new computer lab at the Richmond Heights Resource Center.
Mr. Farias is presently a Miami-Dade Community Councilman for District 15 Subarea 154 and has been elected the position of vice chair by his peers. As councilman he has held forums on many issues and concerns of the district he serves, such as transportation, jobs, crime and housing. Comments on existing legislation that places burden on the residents. Worked with legislators on HB 571 the study of the elimination of jobs due to artificial intelligence (AI). Also, worked with several county commissioners on acquiring a wheelchair swing for a park and on a resolution to have nurses considered first responders. In 2010, he was endorsed by Naples News as the “People’s Candidate”.
Johnny G. Farias is married to Bobbi Farias going on 30 years. He has five children, Leo (30), Christina (29), Jessica (27), Johnny Jr. (19) and Christopher (17) and one grandson Adonis (4).
He considers himself to be a goal-oriented person with high expectations for himself and his community. A dedicated individual who welcomes challenges and does not back down when times get difficult. He brings to the table a lot of heart, true-life experience and determination of the common person, worker and family man.