Mario Diaz-Balart

Mario Diaz-Balart

Mario Diaz-Balart

Biography

U.S. Congressman - 21st District of Florida
A husband, father and longtime resident, Mario Diaz-Balart has always been concerned with the issues that most affect South Florida’s families, like job creation, lowering taxes and keeping our children and families safe. Next November, he seeks election to Congressional District 25.

Mario was born in Ft. Lauderdale and is the only member of the delegation representing Broward County that was born in the County. He currently lives in Miami-Dade County with his wife Tia and their son Cristian.

For nearly 24 years, Mario has been honored to serve the residents of South Florida, first in the State Legislature and later in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he has represented South Florida since 2002.

Mario has persistently helped lower taxes on families and small businesses, and has fought back attempts to raise taxes on hard-working Americans like you. Mario has successfully delivered millions of dollars in federal funding for key local projects including the I-75 widening, all of Miami’s transit corridors and Everglades restoration, as well as funding for our local institutions of higher education including Florida International University, Miami Dade College and the University of Miami, and our local health care providers and hospitals. He has also led Congressional efforts to investigate contaminated Chinese drywall, continues to push for free trade agreements with democratic allies like Colombia and Panama, and was instrumental in efforts to obtain TPS for Haitians.

After the 2005 hurricanes, Mario effectively worked with his colleagues to provide federal relief for the towns, cities and our local growers trying to recover from damage. Mario also successfully pushed FEMA to reimburse gated communities for debris removal, and brought federal officials from Washington, DC to South Florida to see the destruction left by the storms, while working to ensure affected Floridians were included in hurricane tax relief legislation.

In 2006, Mario launched the Protecting Families Online initiative to help parents protect their families against online predators and ID theft. He also cosponsored legislation that strengthened the National AMBER alert network by improving law enforcement’s ability to prevent, investigate and prosecute violent criminals that target children.

Mario currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and previously served on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the House Budget Committee.

Today Mario continues to fight for what matters most to South Florida’s families. In November 2012, he hopes to count on your support, so that he can continue being your voice in Washington and working on those issues that most affect our community.

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Primary Location

Miami, FL, United States

Birthday

09/25/1961 - Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Age

57

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Former Representative from Florida's 21st Congressional District

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Legislative Director at Office of the Representative from Florida's 25th District, Mario Diaz-Balart

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Chairman, Board of Directors at The Miami Symphony Orchestra

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Communications Director at Office of the Representative from Florida's 25th District, Mario Diaz-Balart

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Former Chief of Staff at Office of the Representative from Florida's 21st District, Mario Diaz-Balart

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Executive Vice President at Signal Group Consulting LLC

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Chairman, Board of Directors at The Miami Symphony Orchestra

The Miami Symphony Orchestra is to present symphonic music of consistently high performance with professional musicians.

Education
Political Science

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. The university is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities.

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Political Donations Received
$500
2018
$1,000
2018
$2,700
2018
Events
Speaker
Davos, Switzerland
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

A record 2,600 business, government and civil society leaders – including nearly 40 heads of state or government – participated in the 42nd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which took place under the theme The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models. The record participation indicated the international community’s level of concern for the world today, as one crisis after another emerges. It also underscored the commitment of the Forum’s Members, Partners and communities to improving the state of the world.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011 World Economic Forum on Latin America

The foundation for a Latin American decade was at the core of the 2011 World Economic Forum on Latin America in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meeting was held at an exceptional time in Latin American history, with most countries well positioned for economic growth, and most of them willing to engage actively on international issues. The region’s main challenge is to set realistic targets to be attained by the end of the decade, and to mobilize to reach them in a global landscape in deep transformation. To address this challenge, 750 top regional and global leaders from 45 countries convened around three thematic pillars: 1) Strengthening Regional and International Governance; 2) Enhancing Innovation and Productivity for Equitable Growth; and 3) Promoting Effective Partnerships for Sustainable Development.

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