He moved to Barcelona at the age of 3 and studied industrial engineering at the Technical University College of Barcelona.
Since November 2011 he has been Minister of the Interior of Spain. He is the brother of Alberto Fernández Díaz, a former Partido Popular (Popular Party) leader in Catalonia. Jorge holds an industrial engineering degree.
He was the chairman of the Catalan Partido Popular (Popular Party) from 1989 to 1991 and under-minister from 1996 to 2004.
Díaz started his career working as an engineer and civil servant. In 1983, he became the elected leader of Alianza Popular"s Barcelona regional branch.
The following year Díaz began to serve as a deputy in the Catalan Parliament for Alianza Popular. From 1986 to 1989 he was also a senator
In 1988 he was again elected to the Catalan Parliament, but for the newly founded People"s Party.
He served as deputy minister in all cabinets headed by José María Aznar. From 2008 to 2011 he was one of the vice presidents of congress. Díaz was appointed minister of interior to the cabinet led by prime minister Mariano Rajoy in December 2011.
Views Díaz is a conservative and religious politician.
In 1989 he left regional political offices and he was elected to the congress of deputies as a representative of Barcelona in the 1989 general elections. He was the top candidate on the party"s Barcelona list in the November 2011 general election.
He is a member of the People"s Party and has been a member of the Spanish parliament since 1989.