Marco Rubio Facts

Marco Rubio Facts
Marco Rubio is an American attorney and junior U.S. Senator from Florida, and most recently a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination that would enable him to run for the 2016 election to become U.S. President. He was born Marco Antonio Rubio on March 28th, 1971 in Miami, Florida, to Oriales and Mario Rubio Reina, immigrants from Cuba who came to the U.S. in 1956. Marco has an older brother two sisters. He graduated from South Miami Senior High School in 1989 and attended Tarkio College in Missouri for a year before attending Santa Fe Community College in Florida, where he earned his bachelor's degree in political science. He graduated from the University of Miami's School of Law in 1996. His political career began in 1998.
Interesting Marco Rubio Facts:
Marco Rubio's father and mother left Cuba before Castro came into power.
Marco's father worked as bartender to support the family while his mother took on a variety of jobs as well.
Marco Rubio has said that his uncle inspired his interest in politics because he often read newspaper articles out loud to him.
Marco Rubio, his mother, and his sister were baptized Mormon while living in Las Vegas but when they moved back to Florida they converted back to Catholicism.
Marco Rubio spent part of his youth growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada, but his family eventually returned to Florida where he went to high school.
Marco Rubio attended Tarkio College for one year on a scholarship for football.
Marco Rubio was considered to be an excellent athlete while growing up.
Following graduation from law school Marco Rubio had approximately $100,000 worth of student loans which were paid off in 2012.
Marco Rubio was elected to the West Miami City Commission in 1998. He was 26 years old at the time.
In 1999 Marco Rubio was elected to the Florida House of Representatives.
Marco Rubio was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2009. There are only three Latino Americans serving in the United States Senate, including Marco Rubio.
Marco Rubio married Jeanette Dousdebes in 1998. She was a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins. They have four children together.
Marco Rubio wrote a book titled 100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future. In it he laid out ideas that he thought would make good laws to improve life in Florida. Some of his ideas became law, but many did not.
Marco Rubio started his own law firm in 2008.
Marco Rubio, as a United States Senator, also taught at Florida International University.
Marco Rubio released another book in 2012 titled An American Son: A Memoir.
Marco Rubio serves or has served on a variety of committees including the Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
In 2015 Marco Rubio announced that instead of running for re-election to the U.S. Senate he would seek the opportunity to run in the presidential election, as a Republican candidate for the nomination.

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