“I am running for Congress because South Florida is my home and I want our government to work on the issues that matter to our community, like quality jobs that pay a living wage, lower college tuition, action on climate change, and comprehensive immigration reform."
- Raise the minimum wage
- End paycheck discrimination against women
- Immediate action on climate change
- Expand gun background checks
- Affordable college for all students
- Pass real immigration reform
- Protect women’s reproductive rights
- Protect Social Security and Medicare
Joe Garcia was born and raised in Miami by his Cuban-immigrant parents. He cut lawns and earned scholarships to pay his way through college. Joe served on the Florida Public Service Commission, successfully lowering power bills for all Floridians. In 2008 President Obama appointed Joe Garcia a director in the Department of Energy where he worked to cut energy bills for America’s families.
Joe was elected to Congress in 2012, representing the 26th District. In Washington, he cut student loan rates by 50%, brought millions in job corp funding to Miami-Dade, and worked with President Obama on Executive Actions to reform our broken immigration system and allow Dreamers to stay in the US.