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Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.)


Biography
District: 26th District
Political Highlights: candidate for Miami-Dade Commission, 1993; Florida Public Service Commission, 1994-00; 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
Born: Oct. 12, 1963; Miami Beach, Fla.
Residence: Miami
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Divorced; one child
Education: Miami-Dade Community College, attended 1982-84; U. of Miami, B.A. 1987; U. of Miami, J.D. 1991
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
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)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalJoe Garcia (D) 135,69453.6
David Rivera (R) 108,82043.0
Angel Fernandez (NPA) 5,7262.3
Jose Peixoto (NPA) 2,7171.1
2010generalDavid Rivera (R) 74,85952.1
Joe Garcia (D) 61,13842.6
Roly Arrojo (TEA) 4,3123.0
Craig Porter (FWP) 3,2442.3
2008generalMario Diaz-Balart (R) 130,89153.1
Joe Garcia (D) 115,82046.9
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: FL-26)
 
Tilts Democrat


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

382nd

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) is 33rd.

2nd

Florida is 2nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

2,460

Twitter Followers (@repjoegarcia)

97th

Rep. Joe Garcia has the 97th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.