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 2012 candidate for Congress but dropped out and ran for County Commission.

 

Biography of Luis Garcia from FLHouse.gov

 

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

 

Affiliations

 

  • 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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