Monday, May 25, 2015

Representative  Luis R. Garcia, Jr.

District 107

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Miami Beach

Occupation:  Retired Miami Beach Fire Chief

Child(ren):  Luis Rene, Jorge Luis, Alejandro Luis

Grandchild(ren):  Nicolas Luis, Tomas Alexander

Education:  National Fire Academy, Executive Fire Officer, 1997; Miami-Dade Community College, A.S., EMS Management, 1990; Paramedic Certification, 1977; Emergency Medical Technician, 1974

Born:  December 8, 1945, Marianao, Cuba

Moved to Florida:  1960

Religious Affiliation:  Catholic

Recreational Interest:  history, sports

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently

Education Commission of the State, Board member 2008-2010, appointed by Speaker Larry Cretul

Other Public Service

Elected to the Miami Beach City Commission 1999-2006


Florida Democratic Party, past Vice Chairman

Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation, past Vice Chairman

American Cancer Society, Executive Board, past member

Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus, past Vice Chairman

Greater Miami Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Executive Board, past member

Miami Beach Kiwanis, past President

Miami Beach Senior High Scholastics Excellence Committee, past member

Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Officers, past President

Miami-Dade League of Cities, City of Miami Beach Representative, past member

Miami Heart Institute, Executive Board, past member

Ryder Trauma Center Fundraising, past Chairman

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