The District 36 Senator says Mallea’s business experience, conservative
convictions, and leadership skills make him the clear choice for District 116
The Jose Mallea Campaign today announced the endorsement of Senator Rene Garcia. He joins former Governor Jeb Bush and former House Speaker Will Weatherford in supporting Mallea in the special election for House District 116. Garcia represents District 36, which includes part of Miami-Dade County, in the Florida Senate.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Jose Mallea is highly qualified to be an outstanding member of the Florida Legislature,” said Garcia. “I look forward to working with him to strengthen our healthcare system, making sure our community receives the resources necessary to address the mental health and substance abuse crisis.”
Garcia was first elected to the Florida Senate in 2010, and he served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008. In the Senate, he chairs the Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs and is Vice Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax.
“Rene Garcia is an excellent public servant, and I appreciate his support,” said Mallea. “I look forward to working with him and leaders across Miami-Dade County to strengthen our education system, lessen the tax burden on families and business owners, and increase opportunity for everyone in our community.”
The special primary election will be Tuesday, July 25, with the general election following on Tuesday, September 26.