U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

Early Life

Marco Rubio is the son of two hardworking immigrants from Cuba. His father worked primarily as a banquet bartender, and his mother balanced caring for the family at home while working as a hotel maid and briefly in a local factory. Rubio saw firsthand how hard work, faith, and community helped his parents achieve the American Dream.

Born in Miami, Rubio was drawn to public service in large part because of his grandfather, who saw his homeland destroyed by communism. Before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Rubio served as a city commissioner in West Miami and as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

Senator Rubio meeting with local residents and community leaders
Senator Rubio speaking at U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate

Now in his third term, Senator Rubio remains committed to serving the people of Florida and ensuring America remains a strong, resilient nation for generations to come. For Rubio, this is not a partisan issue, which is why he’s developed a reputation for working across the aisle to pass common-sense reforms that strengthen our economy, communities, and families.

It’s why the Center for Effective Lawmaking ranked Rubio as the most effective Republican and the Lugar Center ranked him as one of the most bipartisan senators. Whether it’s expanding the child tax credit for working families, reforming the VA system, saving small businesses from pandemic-era lockdowns, rewriting U.S. policy towards China, or advancing our national security interest in our region, Rubio is making a lasting impact.


Rubio often says there is no more important job than being a father. He lost his own father just two months before being elected to the U.S. Senate, but his example of hard work, responsible living, and dedication to family remains a guiding influence to this day.

Rubio met his wife Jeanette, who was also born and raised in Miami, through mutual friends. They were married in 1998. Together, they’ve raised four children: Amanda, Daniella, Anthony, and Dominick.

Senator Rubio meeting with local residents and community leaders


“America is the greatest country the world has ever known, but we have serious problems at home and dangerous challenges abroad,” Senator Rubio has said. “We need to rebalance our domestic economy, bring critical industries back to America, and rebuild our workforce through better education and training. None of this is easy, but we cannot afford to fail. That is why I am committed to building a multi-ethnic, working-class coalition that is willing to fight for this country and usher in a new American century.”

  • Vice Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Senior member of the Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Former chairman of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Member of the Committee on Appropriations and Special Committee on Aging