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Senator René García's Bio

René García was born and raised in the City of Hialeah, to working class Cuban immigrants. As a child he attended local public schools and played baseball in the city’s renowned Parks & Recreation Program. In 1997, at the age of 23, Rene was elected to a two-year term on the Hialeah City Council. He was re-elected to a four-year term in November 1999. While serving as a City Councilman Rene graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Florida International University. In December of 2004 he graduated from the University of Miami with a Masters in Business Administration, specializing in Health Administration and Policy.

René was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in November of 2000. He was re-elected consecutively in 2002, 2004 and 2006. While in the House of Representatives, he served as Chair of the Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation, Chair of the Health Services Sub-Committee, Chairman of Health Innovation Committee, Chair of the Florida Hispanic Caucus, and was named Deputy Whip for the House of Representatives.

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District Office Information:

1490 West 68 Street

Suite # 201

Hialeah, FL. 33014


Tallahassee Office Information:

310 Senate Office Building

404 South Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100



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