Carlos Curbelo (politician)
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 26th district
Assumed office |
January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Joe García|
Carlos Luis Curbelo|
March 1, 1980
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Cecilia Lowell Curbelo|
|Residence||Kendall, Florida, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Miami|
Carlos Luis Curbelo (born March 1, 1980) is an American politician who is the U.S. representative from Florida's 26th congressional district, having won election in the 2014 election. He took office on January 3, 2015. Curbelo is a Republican.
Curbelo was previously a member of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools board. He attended the University of Miami where he earned a bachelor's and master's degree in public administration. He is the founder of Capitol Gains, a government and public relations firm.
He is also a former state director for former U.S. senator George LeMieux of Florida.
U.S. House of Representatives
Curbelo ran for re-election in 2016. He was unopposed in the Republican primary. In the general election, Curbelo defeated former Democratic U.S. Representative Joe Garcia. Curbelo received 53% of the vote.
Curbelo has a reputation as a moderate Republican. According to McClatchy, "Curbelo has broken ranks with his party to take lonely stands on high-profile topics ranging from abortion and women’s health to climate change, the environment, immigration and government spending."
In February 2016, Curbelo and Democratic representative Ted Deutch created a bipartisan climate solutions caucus in the House to “explore policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate."
In March 2016, Curbelo said he would not vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, calling it "a moral decision" rather than a political decision.
- Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Committee on Small Business
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Curbelo is the son of Cuban exiles in Florida. He attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. He married Cecilia Lowell, sister of former Marlins third baseman Mike Lowell, in 2006 and resides in Kendall, Florida.
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- WPLG. "Carlos Curbelo defeats Joe Garcia in fight for District 26". Local10. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
- Derby, Kevin (December 30, 2015). "Paul Ryan Doubles Down on Support of Carlos Curbelo". Sunshine State New. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
- "Florida U.S. House 26th District Results: Carlos Curbelo Wins". The New York Times. November 17, 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
- Rosen, James (October 7, 2016). "Carlos Curbelo isn't your typical Republican congressman from Miami". McClatchy. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- Yerman, Marcia G. (February 17, 2016). "Rep. Carlos Curbelo: Republican Half of the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus". Huffington Post. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
- Revkin, Andrew (February 6, 2016). "As Rubio Waffles, Two Floridians in the House Seek Bipartisan Climate Solutions". New York Times. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
- Derby, Kevin (March 25, 2016). "Curbelo Won't Vote for Trump, Could Vote for Clinton". Sunshine State News. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- Werner, Erica. House GOP boasts diversity and new conservatives Archived November 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., Associated Press, November 8, 2014
- Media related to Carlos Curbelo at Wikimedia Commons
- U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo
- Campaign website
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 26th congressional district
|United States order of precedence (ceremonial)|
|United States Representatives by seniority
| Succeeded by|