Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe Martinez suffered a heart attack Thursday night at his home, his daughter confirmed to Local 10 News on Friday.
Analeen Martinez said her father had chest pain and thought it might have been something he had eaten.
She said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to her home and took her father to the hospital.
Martinez, 59, remains hospitalized but is stable, his daughter said.
Analeen Martinez said her father is conscious and speaking.
Martinez, a retired Miami-Dade police officer, unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 2012.
He returned in November to his District 11 seat after his successor dropped his re-election bid.