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Mario Diaz-Balart's Biography

Office:

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (FL) - District 26

Contact Information

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8724 South West 72 Street #420
Miami, FL 33173

4715 Golden Gate Parkway
Suite 1
Naples, FL 34116

8669 Northwest 36th Street, Suite 100
Doral, FL 33166

404 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Mario Diaz-Balart

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Tia; 1 Child: Cristian

Birth Date:

09/25/1961

Birth Place:

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Home City:

Miami, FL

Religion:

Catholic

Attended, Political Science, University of South Florida, 1979-1982

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 26, 2022

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 25, 2003-2022

Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, 1989-1992, 2001-2002

Senator, Florida State Senate, 1993-2000

Co-Chair, Colombia Caucus, Present

Member, Committee on Commerce and Communications, National Conference of State Legislatures, Present

Member, Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance, Present

Member, Congressional Caucus on the European Union, Present

Member, Congressional Contaminated Drywall Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Defense Communities Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Friends of Panama Caucus, Present

Co-Chair, Congressional Friends of Spain Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Georgia Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Health Care Reform Caucus, Present

Chair, Congressional Hispanic Conference, Present

Co-Founder, Congressional Hispanic Conference, Present

Member, Congressional Joint Strike Fighter Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Morocco Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional National Guard Caucus, Present

Member, Direct Selling Caucus, Present

Co-Chair, Everglades Caucus, Present

Founder, Everglades Caucus, Present

Co-Chair, Florida Ports Caucus, Present

Member, Hellenic Caucus, Present

Member, House General Aviation Caucus, Present

Member, House Republican Israel Caucus, Present

Member, House Specialty Crops Caucus, Present

Member, Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus, Present

Member, Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus, Present

Co-Chair, Taiwan Caucus, Present

Ranking Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives, 2021-Present

Member, Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives, 2015-2018

Chair, Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives, 2015-2016

Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, United States House of Representatives, 2015-Present

Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives, 2011-2012, 2015-Present

Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies, and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives, 2013-2014

Vice Chair, Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, United States House of Representatives, 2011-2012

Member, Appropriations Committee, United States House of Representatives, 2011-Present

Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, United States House of Representatives, 2011-Present

President, Gordon, Sloan and Diaz-Balart

Founder, Protecting Families Online

Aide, Mayor Xavier Suarez, 1985-1988

Member, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Member, Children First, Consultative Committee

Member, Hispanic Advisory Board, Republican National Committee

Member, National Association of Latino Elected Officials

Member, Spanish American League Against Discrimination

Former Board Member, Special Olympics Florida

Co-Founder, Washington Waste Watchers

Member, Westchester Lions Club

Astrological Sign:

Libra

Awards:

Top 100 Most Powerful Hispanics in the U.S.A., Poder Magazine, 2003; Small Business Advocate Award, Small Business Survival Committee, 2003, 2004; Hero of the Taxpayer Award, Americans for Tax Reform, 2003, 2004

Father's Name:

Rafael Diaz-Balart

Mother's Name:

Hilda Diaz-Balart

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