Much has been heard about the elections of 2016, we have seen debates, surveys, press conferences, we know what they want to accomplish if they reach the presidency, but how much do we really know about the candidates who yearn to be president of our country? It seems elementary to get to know each one of them through their history, through what they have achieved in their careers, where they come from, their ideals, beliefs, values. So today I decided to take a look at the life and career of Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio, the man of the moment, who is stealing all the attention to Donald Trump.
Born in Miami, Florida in 1971, Marco Rubio is the son of Cuban immigrants. Both of his parents worked hard to support the family. His father spent many years as a bartender and his mother held a number of service industry and retail jobs. Born in Miami, Rubio spent part of his childhood in Las Vegas, Nevada. The family, however, returned to Florida in the 1980s. A stellar athlete, Rubio was a top football player at South Miami High School. After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 1993, he went to the University of Miami for his law degree. Rubio and his wife, Jeanette, live in West Miami with their four children: Amanda, Daniella, Anthony and Dominic. The couple has been married since 1998. Outside of politics, Rubio is known for his passion for football. He is a die-hard Miami Dolphins fan and his wife was once a cheerleader for the team.
Rubio began his life in public service in 1998 by winning a seat on the West Miami City Commission. Before long, he made his ascent into state politics. Rubio was victorious in his bid for the Florida House of Representatives in 1999. He quickly established himself as a political force with the legislature, becoming the majority leader in 2003 and then speaker of the House three years later. As the speaker, Rubio launched an ambitious campaign to generate ways to improve and reform the state government. He held a series of gatherings around the state to hear and collect ideas from Florida residents. Culling from these suggestions, Rubio put together a proposal called “100 Innovative Ideas for Florida’s Future.” He presented the proposal to the legislature and more than half of these ideas became laws.
Until tomorrow… Sometimes we feel that what we do is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.