Jan 10 2011
Sen. Marco Rubio has opened a regional office in the federal courthouse on Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola.
The office opened last Monday and is staffed by Kris Tande, a retired Navy captain and an assistant to Rubio.
Tande has worked for former Sens. Mel Martinez and George LeMieux, whom Rubio, R-Miami, replaced in the U.S. Senate.
The office is one of five across the state, Rubio spokesman Alex Burgos said in an e-mail.
"Senator Rubio's Pensacola office will serve the entire Panhandle community and assist its residents who need help cutting through the red tape of the federal bureaucracy," Burgos said.
Burgos encouraged residents to contact the Pensacola office with questions on veterans or Social Security benefits, Medicare, passport and visa requests, and citizenship applications.
Residents also can contact Rubio's Washington, D.C., office, he said.