Luis Garcia (D-FL)

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Luis Garcia


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Luis R. Garcia, Jr.

Luis Garcia Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 5


Luis Garcia was a candidate for Congress in 2012 but is now running for County Commission.


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Biography of Luis Garcia

City of Residence: Miami Beach

Occupation: Retired Miami Beach Fire Chief

Child(ren): Luis Rene, Jorge Luis, Alejandro Luis

Grandchild(ren): Nicolas Luis, Tomas Alexander

Education: National Fire Academy, Executive Fire Officer, 1997; Miami-Dade Community College, A.S., EMS Management, 1990; Paramedic Certification, 1977; Emergency Medical Technician, 1974

Born: December 8, 1945, Marianao, Cuba

Moved to Florida: 1960

Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Recreational Interest: history, sports

Committee Membership

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee
  • Education Committee
  • Federal Affairs Subcommittee

Legislative Service

  • Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently
  • Education Commission of the State, Board member 2008-2010, appointed by Speaker Larry Cretul

Other Public Service

  • Elected to the Miami Beach City Commission 1999-2006


  • Florida Democratic Party, past Vice Chairman
  • Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation, past Vice Chairman
  • American Cancer Society, Executive Board, past member
  • Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus, past Vice Chairman
  • Greater Miami Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Executive Board, past member
  • Miami Beach Kiwanis, past President
  • Miami Beach Senior High Scholastics Excellence Committee, past member
  • Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Officers, past President
  • Miami-Dade League of Cities, City of Miami Beach Representative, past member
  • Miami Heart Institute, Executive Board, past member
  • Ryder Trauma Center Fundraising, past Chairman

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