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Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.)

  • District: 26th District, South -- western Miami-Dade County, part of the Everglades, Florida Keys
  • Residence: Miami
  • Born: October 12, 1963; Miami Beach, Fla.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Divorced; one child
  • Education: Miami-Dade Community College, attended 1982-84; U. of Miami, B.A. 1987 (politics & public affairs); U. of Miami, J.D. 1991
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Candidate for Miami-Dade Commission, 1993; Florida Public Service Commission, 1994-00 (chairman, 1999-2000); Miami-Dade County Democratic Party chairman, 2007-08; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2008; Energy Department director for minority economic impact, 2009-10; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2010; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Rep David Rivera, R
  • Committee Assignments: Judiciary (Immigration & Border Security; Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans & Insular Affairs; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation)
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State Information: 26th District, South -- western Miami-Dade County, part of the Everglades, Florida Keys

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Joe Garcia (D) 135,694 53.6%
David Rivera (R) 108,820 43%
Angel Fernandez (NPA) 5,726 2.3%
Jose Peixoto (NPA) 2,717 1.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 53% Mitt Romney: 46%
2008 Barack Obama: 50% John McCain: 50%




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