Marco Rubio served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008, serving as Majority Leader and later Speaker during his tenure. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010, and his committee assignments currently include Commerce, Science and Transportation; Foreign Relations; Intelligence; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
A native of Miami, Rubio earned his an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Florida and a J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He and his wife, Jeanette, have four young children and live in West Miami.