John Luigi Mica

Former Representative from Florida's 7th Congressional District

John Luigi Mica

John Luigi Mica

Former Representative from Florida's 7th Congressional District

Biography

John L. Mica was first elected to the United States Congress on November 3, 1992, to represent the 7th Congressional District of Florida, which stretches across six counties from the suburban areas north of Orlando to the Jacksonville city limits. Major cities in the district include Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Sanford, Deltona, DeBary, DeLand, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Palatka and St. Augustine. He is currently serving his tenth term in the 112 th Congress, which began January 5, 2011.

In the 112 th Congress, Mica was elected by his peers in the House of Representatives to serve as the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, one of the largest Congressional panels in Congress. As the House Transportation Chairman, Mica serves on all six Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittees. These subcommittees include Aviation; Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation; Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management; Highways and Transit; Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials; and Water Resources and Environment. He has been recognized as a national leader on a variety of transportation issues.

As a recognized national transportation leader, Rep. Mica was named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation in 2001 and served through 2006. After the September 11 th terrorist attacks, Rep. Mica led the effort in Congress to restore stability to the aviation industry and co-authored the Aviation and Transportation Security Law.

As the Chairman of the Committee, Mica’s top priorities are creating jobs and improving our nation’s infrastructure and economy. With the budgetary challenges facing the nation, he is committed to doing more with less by better managing our federal assets, finding innovative ways to finance projects, cutting red tape to complete projects more efficiently and moving stalled projects. He is also a strong advocate of rebuilding and improving our highways, airports, rail systems, waterways and maritime transportation systems and other infrastructure in a cost effective manner that responsibly expands employment opportunities. To achieve these goals, Chairman Mica is strongly committed to enacting a long-term reauthorization of federal surface transportation programs.

Mica is also a senior Member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and former Chairman of two of its Subcommittees. As Chairman of the House Civil Service Subcommittee from 1995-1999, Mica authored landmark legislation dealing with veterans preferences, expanding healthcare access for military dependents and establishing one of the federal government’s largest employee stock ownership programs.

From 1999-2001, Mica served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources. As Chairman he became a national principal leader in the development of our nation’s counter-narcotics policy. Appointed by then-House Speaker Dennis Hastert as a Co-Chairman of the Speaker’s Drug Free Task Force from 1999-2006, he has been a respected national voice in advocating drug education, prevention, enforcement, eradication and interdiction programs. Mica has been recognized for his work in the War on Drugs by the U.S Customs Service and Scotland Yard and has received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Florida/National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.


In Mica's first term in Congress, his freshman Republican colleagues honored him with their Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award for new Members of Congress. Each year since 1993, he has consistently received the Golden Bulldog Award from the Watchdogs of the Treasury, the Thomas Jefferson Award for Distinguished Service (Food Distributors International) and the Spirit of Enterprise Award (the U. S. Chamber of Commerce). In 1995, he was honored as one of 100 Americans to receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.


As a strong advocate for our country’s veterans and seniors, the Congressman has received nearly every national military service association award. They include national recognition from the Blinded American Veterans Foundation, the National Military Family Association, the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Reserve Officers Association, the Retired Enlisted Association, the Non Commissioned Officers Association, The Seniors Coalition, the United Seniors Association and 60 Plus Association.


Prior to his election to Congress, Mica established several successful business ventures including realestate, communications, international trade consulting and governmental affairs firms. In 1973, the Florida Jaycees recognized Mica's work in reorganizing local government by awarding him the Florida State Good Government Award. As a member of the Florida House of Representatives (1976-1980), Mica served on the Appropriations, the Select Energy, the Ethics and Elections and the Community Affairs Committees. He was recognized for his service by being named one of Florida's Five Outstanding Young Men in 1978. From 1981 to 1985, Mica served as Chief of Staff and Administrative Assistant to Florida Republican United States Senator Paula Hawkins.


The Congressman worked his way through and graduated from the University of Florida (1967) and Miami-Dade College (1965). Mica has also been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Bethune-Cookman University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Flagler College and Stetson University and an honorary degree from Daytona Beach Community College. He is active in national and community affairs, and is listed in Who's Who in American Politics. In addition, Mica is a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity and Florida Blue Key. Mica also is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Board of Visitors the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees. Rep. Mica served six years as the Speaker’s Representative to the U.S. Capitol Preservation Commission and was formerly a Member of the House Administration Committee.


Mica’s wife, Patricia, is a former public schoolteacher who served on the Associate Board of the Florida Symphony, the Board of the Citrus Council of Girl Scouts and the Central Florida Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Currently, Mrs. Mica is a member of the Board of Directors of Florida House, the Capitol Historical Society Board and the Congressional Families for Cancer Awareness Committee. She Co-Chaired the 90 th National Girl Scouts Annual Dinner and is a past President of the Republican Congressional Spouses Organization. Mrs. Mica also led the Flight 93 Capitol Heroes Campaign after the September 11th attack.


The Congressman’s brother, Dan Mica, served for ten years as a United States Representative from South Florida. Another brother, David, is a former aide to the late U.S. Senator and Governor Lawton Chiles.


Rep. John Mica and his wife were married in 1972 and have resided in Central Florida since they were married. They have two adult children, D'Anne and Clark.

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Washington, DC, United States

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

01/27/1943 - Binghamton, NY, United States

Age

78

Number of Awards

6

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Chief Executive Officer at U.S. Capitol Historical Society

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Chairman at The Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc. Development Center Bloomsburg University

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Founder at Daniel A. Mica LLC

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Social Media Coordinator at U.S. Capitol Historical Society

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President & Chief Operating Officer at U.S. Capitol Historical Society

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Vice President, Government Affairs at The Fertilizer Institute

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Senator from Missouri

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Vice Chairman at Hill & Knowlton, Inc.

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Former Secretary at Smithsonian Institution

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Mayor at Washington DC Office of the Mayor, Muriel Bowser

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Vice President, Government Affairs at The Fertilizer Institute

TO REPRESENT, PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE FERTILIZER INDUSTRY THROUGH FOLLOWING STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: 1)TO FOSTER A PROSPEROUS FERTILIZER INDUSTRY THROUGH LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ACTIVITIES AT THE FEDERAL STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL; 2)TO ADDRESS ISSUES IMPACTING MEMBER COMPANIES; 3)TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE FERTILIZER INDUSTRY WITH MEMBERS, GOVERNMENT AND AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRIES ON ISSUES RELATED TO FERTLIZER AND FARM ECONOMY.

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THE BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC. INSPIRES AND STEWARDS PHILANTHROPY AND OTHER REVENUE GROWTH IN SUPPORT OF BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY.

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B.A.
Class of 1967

The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906. The University of Florida is ranked 14th overall among all public national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and has ranked within the top 100 universities worldwide. The University of Florida was also described as a "Public Ivy" in the book The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities.

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Class of 1965

Today, more than 175,000 students attend Miami Dade College, a state-supported college with seven campuses, two centers and numerous outreach centers. We are the largest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the most highly regarded colleges in the nation. Each of our campuses has its own distinct identity and specialties. But, they also offer a broad base of general education courses, allowing you to take first-year classes at any of our campuses (except the Medical Campus). That means you get to decide what campus you want to attend. Take all of your first-year classes at one campus, or follow the path of some of our working students and take morning classes near your home and evening and weekend classes near your place of work. As you begin to take more advanced courses, you may need to focus your studies at a specific campus where your program is offered.

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Career History
Chief of Staff & Administrative Assistant
1981 - 1985
Representative from the 41st District
1977 - 1981
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2006

Certainly the most public and perhaps the best-known description of the purposes of Delta Chi, the Preamble‘s principle ideals offer profound potential as a guide to daily life as a brother. Furthermore, Delta Chi has developed the Eleven Basic Expectations of each member, as a way to embody and employ these principle values.

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$500
2008

Chief Financial Officer at Florida Atlantic University

$150
1998
Political Donations Received
$2,000
2016
$1,000
2016
$1,000
2016
Awards & Honors
1995
National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations - Ellis Island Medals of Honor
Flagler College
Stetson University
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