GARCIA, Joe, (1963 - )

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

GARCIA, Joe, a Representative from Florida; born in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Fla., October 19, 1963; graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Miami, Fla., 1982; attended Miami Dade Community College; B.A., University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., 1987; J.D., University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., 1991; lawyer, private practice; nonprofit director; chairman of the Florida public service commission, 1991-2000; director of the Office of Minority Impact, United States Department of Energy, 2009-2010; was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 2008 and 2010; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress (January 3, 2013-January 3, 2015); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress in 2014.