Mario Diaz-Balart

Inside Biography

Mario Diaz-Balart is an American politician who is serving as a Republican U.S. Representative from Florida. He is the member of U.S. House of Representatives from Florida’s 25th district. He is the member of the House Committee on Appropriations and is the chair of Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development.

Mario Diaz-Balart also is serving on the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, Defense Subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.

Early Life and Education

Mario Diaz-Balart was born on September 25, 1961, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Cuban parents, Cuban politician Rafael Diaz-Balart and Hilda Caballero Brunet. He has three brothers, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, a politician, who served in Florida’s 21st District from 1993-2011, Jose Diaz-Balart who is a journalist and Rafael Diaz-Balart, a banker. He is the nephew of the Cuban-Spanish painter, Waldo Diaz-Balart.

Mario Diaz-Balart studied political science at the University of South Florida. He had worked for Miami Mayor Xavier Suarez in 1985 and began his public service career. He changed from Democratic to Republican.

Political Career

Mario Diaz-Balart started her career in politics after completing his study in 1985. He first worked as the public service with Miami Mayor Xavier Suarez. In 1988, Mario Diaz-Balart was elected to Florida House and then in 1992, to the Florida Senate.

Mario Diaz-Balart was elected to U.S. House of Representatives from Florida’s 25th Congressional district in 2002. He remained in the office of 25th district from 2003 till 2011 and then he became the member of U.S. House of Representatives from Florida’s 21st district from 2011 to 2013.

During his tenure, Mario chaired a number of different committees including the transportation, housing and urban development and related agencies, state, foreign operations and related programs and financial services and general government.

Also, he was the member of Washington Waste Watchers, Congressional Cuba Democracy Caucus, and Republican Main Street Partnership and was the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Conference and founder of the protecting families’ online initiative. Mario Diaz-Balart is known for his advocacy of human rights and democracy all around the world.

Personal Life

As the successful professional life, Mario Diaz-Balart also has a successful marital life. He is married to his wife Tia Diaz-Balart and is spending a very happy marital life. His wife is very supportive and understanding. She trusts him and this has been Jeff’s strength to move forward.

The couple is happy together and enjoying their decades-long marital life. The couple is blessed with a son named Cristian Rafael. The family is living happily in their residence at Miami.?

by Bchrome, 27 Jan, 2017

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