April 19, 2014

Rep. David Rivera (R-Fla.)

  • District: 25th District, South -- western Miami-Dade County, the Everglades
  • Residence: Miami
  • Born: September 16, 1965; Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Single
  • Education: Florida International U., B.A. 1986 (political science); Florida International U., M.P.A. 1994
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Fla. House, 2002-10; U.S. House, 2011-13; Miami-Dade County Republican Party chairman, 2008-10
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (1st term); Defeated Joe Garcia, D, to succeed Mario Diaz-Balart, R
  • Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Oversight & Investigations; Western Hemisphere); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; National Parks, Forests & Public Lands)
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State Information: 25th District, South -- western Miami-Dade County, the Everglades

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general David Rivera (R) 74,859 52.1%
Joe Garcia (D) 61,138 42.6%
Roly Arrojo (TEA) 4,312 3%
Craig Porter (FWP) 3,244 2.3%
2008 general Mario Diaz-Balart (R) 130,891 53%
Joe Garcia (D) 115,820 46.9%
2006 general Mario Diaz-Balart (R) 60,765 58.5%
Michael Calderin (D) 43,168 41.5%
2004 general Mario Diaz-Balart (R)   unopposed
2002 general Mario Diaz-Balart (R) 81,845 64.6%
Annie Betancourt (D) 44,757 35.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 49% John McCain: 50%
2004 John Kerry: 44% George W. Bush: 56%
2000 Al Gore: 44% George W. Bush: 54%