Luis R. Garcia, Jr.

District: 107 -- Democrat

Part of Miami-Dade

Committee Membership for 2010 - 2012 Term

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Miami Beach
Occupation:  Retired Miami Beach Fire Chief
Child(ren):  Luis Rene, Jorge Luis, Alejandro Luis
Grandchild(ren):  Nicolas Luis, Tomas Alexander
Education:  National Fire Academy, Executive Fire Officer, 1997; Miami-Dade Community College, A.S., EMS Management, 1990; Paramedic Certification, 1977; Emergency Medical Technician, 1974
Born:  December 8, 1945, Marianao, Cuba
Moved to Florida:  1960
Religious Affiliation:  Catholic
Recreational Interest:  history, sports

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently
Education Commission of the State, Board member 2008-2010, appointed by Speaker Larry Cretul

Other Public Services

Elected to the Miami Beach City Commission 1999-2006


Florida Democratic Party, past Vice Chairman
Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation, past Vice Chairman
American Cancer Society, Executive Board, past member
Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus, past Vice Chairman
Greater Miami Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Executive Board, past member
Miami Beach Kiwanis, past President
Miami Beach Senior High Scholastics Excellence Committee, past member
Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Officers, past President
Miami-Dade League of Cities, City of Miami Beach Representative, past member
Miami Heart Institute, Executive Board, past member
Ryder Trauma Center Fundraising, past Chairman

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