February 2013, Volume 17, Number 1

Features


MDC Alumni Leading the Way

On the National Scene

Continuing his meteoric rise as one of Washington's most prominent movers and shakers, MDC alumnus U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has been nobly serving the people of Florida for more than a decade. Alumni returning to Congress this session include veteran U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who has represented South Floridians for 30 years as the first Hispanic woman elected to the House of Representatives, and U.S. Congressman John Mica, who has entered his 11th term representing an area that stretches across six counties in Florida.

Newly elected to the House is U.S. Congressman  Joe García, whose affinity for his alma mater couldn’t be more evident during his recent swearing-in ceremony at MDC’s Kendall Campus: “This college is a testament to what can be accomplished when we make good public investments in our community’s future,” he told the hundreds of people who gathered to witness the event.

County Matters

With decades of public service under his belt, MDC alumnus and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez is now firmly in his second term at the helm of county government. Several alumni continue to serve on Miami-Dade’s Board of County Commissioners, including Chair Rebeca Sosa – the first Hispanic woman to serve in the post – as well as Vice Chair Lynda Bell and former Vice Chair Commissioner Audrey Edmonson.

Making, Upholding State Law

Shuttling between Hialeah and Tallahassee to speak for his constituents since 2006, Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation Chair and State Representative Eddy González is an MDC alumnus, as are longtime Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle and Public Defender Carlos J. Martínez.


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