Joe Garcia has called South Florida his home his entire life. Mr. Garcia graduated from Belen Jesuit in 1982 and attended Miami Dade Community College. With scholarships and the money he saved from cutting grass with his grandfather on weekends, Joe transferred to the University of Miami where he was elected student body president by his peers and graduated with a Bachelor in Arts degree in political science and public affairs in 1987. In 1988, Joe Garcia enrolled at University of Miami Law School. As a law student, Joe worked nights and weekends directing the Exodus Project, a private humanitarian resettlement program. In 1991, Joe graduated from UM Law.
Never having served in elected office, Mr. Garcia’s record of public service dates back over two decades. In 1993, Gov. Lawton Chiles appointed him to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), the state agency that regulates utilities. Serving under both Democratic and Republican governors, Mr. Garcia made Florida’s families his top priority and helped usher in the single largest energy rate cut in Florida’s history, which meant lower monthly electric bills for Florida’s families. Mr. Garcia left the PSC in 2000 and was named Executive Director of the Cuban American National Foundation where he became one of the country’s leading advocates for human rights.
In 2009 Mr. Garcia was named as the Director of the Office of Economy Impact in the United States Department of Energy.
For United States House of Representatives District 25, Doral Tribune Recommends JOE GARCIA.