José Antonio Garcia Jr., known as Joe Garcia, is the former U.S Representative for Florida's 26th congressional district; he was defeated in his 2014 bid for re-election and left office on January 3, 2015. The district includes most of western Miami-Dade County, as well as the Florida Keys. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is the former executive director of the Cuban American National Foundation and was nominated by President Barack Obama to be director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact and Diversity of the United States Department of Energy, a position for which he was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.
|Born:||José Antonio Garcia, Jr, October 12, 1963, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||Aileen Ugalde (m. 1992-2012)|
|Education:||University of Miami (B.A.), University of Miami School of Law (J.D.)|
About Joe Garcia
Politician and Democrat who became the U.S Representative for Florida's 26th congressional district in 2013. He is pro-choice and believes in equality of marriage.
He earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1991 before serving on the Florida Public Service Commission.
He was one of 172 Congressman who signed a memorandum sent to the Supreme Court to repeal DOMA.
He has one daughter, Gabriela, who was born in 1998. His wife Aileen Ugalde passed away in 2012.
He was nominated by President Barack Obama to be director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact and Diversity of the United States Department of Energy.
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