Mario Diaz-Balart

From Ballotpedia
(Redirected from Mario Diaz Balart)
Jump to: navigation, search
Mario Diaz-Balart
Mario Diaz Balart.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 25
Incumbent
In office
2003-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDavid Rivera (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$5.08 in 2012
First elected2002
Campaign $$5,889,681
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, District 21
2011-2013
Florida House of Representatives, Florida's 112th District
2000-2002
Florida State Senate, Florida's 37th District
1992-2000
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Florida
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 25, 1961
Place of birthFort Lauderdale, Florida
ProfessionPolitical Assistant
Net worth-$24,50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mario Rafael Diaz-Balart Caballero (b. September 25, 1961, in Fort Lauderdale, FL) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Diaz-Balart was elected by voters from Florida's 25th Congressional District.

Diaz-Balart was first elected to the U.S. House in 2002, representing District 25.

He previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from the 21st District from 2011 to 2013, District 112 of the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002 and District 37 of the Florida State Senate form 1992 to 2000.[1]

Diaz-Balart won re-election to the U.S. House, representing the 25th Congressional District of Florida in 2014. Diaz-Balart ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary and was unchallenged in the general election as well.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Diaz-Balart is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Diaz-Balart was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on September 25, 1961.[2]

He attended the University of South Florida in Tampa where he studied Political Science before beginning his public service career as an aide to the then City of Miami Mayor in 1985.[1]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Diaz-Balart serves on the following committees:[3][4]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations

2011-2012

  • Committee on Appropriations[5]
    • Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (Vice Chair)
    • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Key votes

113th Congress

CongressLogo.png
The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Diaz-Balart's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Diaz-Balart voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Neutral/Abstain Diaz-Balart did not vote on House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Diaz-Balart voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

NDAA

Yea3.png Diaz-Balart voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[10] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] Diaz-Balart voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Diaz-Balart voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[13]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Diaz-Balart voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Diaz-Balart voted for HR 2775.[20]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Neutral/Abstain Diaz-Balart did not vote on House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Diaz-Balart voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[8]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Diaz-Balart voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[8]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Nay3.png Diaz-Balart voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[8]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[21] Diaz-Balart joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[22][23]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Diaz Balart voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[24]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Mario Diaz-Balart's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Diaz-Balart is a Libertarian Conservative. Diaz-Balart received a score of 40 percent on social issues and 84 percent on economic issues.[25]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[26]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Strongly Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[25]


Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mario Diaz-Balart endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [27]

Staffer finds marijuana

After stumbling upon a suspicious looking bundle, one of Diaz-Balart's congressional staffers alerted authorities about the package. The package turned out to contain marijuana.[28]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 25th Congressional District elections, 2014

Diaz-Balart won re-election to the U.S. House, representing the 25th Congressional District of Florida. Diaz-Balart ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary. He was also unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.[29]

2012

See also: Florida's 25th Congressional District elections, 2012

Due to redistricting, Diaz-Balart ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 25th District. He won the nomination on the Republican ticket. No Democratic candidates qualified for the election. Primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. Diaz-Balart ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[30] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[31]

U.S. House, Florida District 25 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMario Diaz-Balart Incumbent 75.6% 151,466
     Independent VoteforEddie.Com 8.5% 17,099
     Independent Stanley Blumenthal 15.8% 31,664
Total Votes 200,229
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Diaz-Balart attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Diaz-Balart is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Diaz-Balart raised a total of $5,889,681 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[36]

Mario Diaz-Balart's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 25) Won $852,973
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 21) Won $739,771
2008 U.S. House (Florida, District 21) Won $1,982,909
2006 U.S. House (Florida, District 21) Won $696,022
2004 U.S. House (Florida, District 21) Won $544,127
2002 U.S. House (Florida, District 21) Won $1,073,879
Grand Total Raised $5,889,681


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Diaz-Balart's reports.[37]

Mario Diaz-Balart (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[38]July 8, 2013$298,471.17$65,589.42$(64,581.48)$299,479.11
July Quarterly[39]July 13, 2013$299,479.11$112,963.44$(70,624.90)$341,817.65
October Quarterly[40]October 13, 2013$341,817.65$77,193$(30,532.09)$388,478.56
Year-end[41]January 31, 2014$388,478$183,150$(76,726)$494,902
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2014$494,902$163,246$(88,071)$570,076
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2014$570,076$99,074$(103,395)$565,755
Pre-Primary[44]August 14, 2014$565,755$43,046$(23,697)$585,103
October Quarterly[45]October 15, 2014$585,103$86,100$(22,338)$649,865
Running totals
$830,361.86$(479,965.47)

2012

Diaz-Balart won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Diaz-Balart's campaign committee raised a total of $852,973 and spent $769,587.[46] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[47]

Cost per vote

Diaz-Balart spent $5.08 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Balart won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Balart's campaign committee raised a total of $739,771 and spent $541,148 .[48]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Diaz-Balart's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between -$48,999 and -$1 . That averages to -$24,500, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Diaz-Balart ranked as the 423rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[49] Between 2004 and 2012, Diaz-Balart's net worth decreased. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[50]

Mario Diaz-Balart Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$-79,004
2012$-24,500
Growth from 2004 to 2012:N/A
Average annual growth:N/A
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[51]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Diaz-Balart received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Real Estate industry.

From 2001-2014, 23.56 percent of Diaz-Balart's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[52]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Mario Diaz-Balart Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $6,633,955
Total Spent $6,370,758
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$398,229
Lawyers/Law Firms$396,297
Health Professionals$285,587
Leadership PACs$261,607
Building Trade Unions$221,500
% total in top industry6%
% total in top two industries11.98%
% total in top five industries23.56%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Diaz-Balart is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of July 24, 2014. This was the same rating Diaz-Balart received in June 2013.[53]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[54]

Diaz-Balart most often votes with:

Diaz-Balart least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Diaz-Balart missed 412 of 8,653 roll call votes from January 2003 to July 2014. This amounts to 4.8 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[55]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Diaz-Balart paid his congressional staff a total of $869,286 in 2011. He ranked 925th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 113th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranked 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[56]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Diaz-Balart was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Diaz-Balart's staff was given an apparent $2,400.00 in bonus money.[57]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2013

Diaz-Balart ranked 215th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[58]

2012

Diaz-Balart ranked 217th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[59]

2011

Diaz-Balart ranked 215th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[60]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Diaz-Balart voted with the Republican Party 91.5 percent of the time, which ranked 192nd among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[61]

2013

Mario Diaz-Balart voted with the Republican Party 92.5 percent of the time, which ranked 200th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[62]

Personal

Diaz-Balart lives in Miami, FL, with his wife and son.[1]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Mario + Diaz-Balart + Florida + House

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Mario Diaz-Balart News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Track-at-political-tracker-com.png


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, "Biography," accessed October 20, 2011
  2. Bioguide, "Mario Diaz-Balart," accessed September 9, 2013
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  4. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014
  5. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, "Committees," accessed October 20, 2011
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Project Vote Smart, "Mario Diaz-Balart Key Votes," accessed September 30, 2013
  9. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  10. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  11. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled farm bill, with clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  20. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  22. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  23. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  24. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  25. 25.0 25.1 On The Issues, "Mario Diaz-Balart Vote Match," accessed June 24, 2014
  26. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  27. FOX News Latino, "Romney Endorsed by 3 Key Latino Pols in Florida," accessed November 29, 2011
  28. Roll Call, "Diaz-Balart Aide Assists in Pot Bust," accessed May 27, 2014
  29. The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
  30. AP Results, "U.S. House Results," accessed August 14, 2012
  31. ABC News, "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  32. Florida Division of Elections--Department of State, "Candidate Listing for 2010 General Election," accessed October 20, 2011
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. Open Secrets, "Mario Diaz-Balart," accessed April 4, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Mario Diaz-Balart 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 22, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 22, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 10, 2014
  42. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  43. Federal Election Commission, "Mario Diaz-Balart July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
  44. Federal Election Commission, "Mario Diaz-Balart Pre-Primary," accessed September 30, 2014
  45. Federal Election Commission, "Mario Diaz-Balart October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  46. Open Secrets, "Mario Diaz-Balart 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 14, 2013
  47. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
  48. Open Secrets, "Mario Daiz-Balart 2010 Election Cycle," accessed October 26, 2011
  49. OpenSecrets, "Diaz-Balart, (R-Fl), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  50. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  51. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  52. OpenSecrets.org, "Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart," accessed September 23, 2014
  53. GovTrack, "Diaz-Balart," accessed July 24, 2014
  54. OpenCongress, "Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart," accessed July 24, 2014
  55. GovTrack, "Jo Diaz-Balart," accessed July 24, 2014
  56. LegiStorm, "Mario Diaz-Balart," accessed 2012
  57. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  58. National Journal, "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 23, 2014
  59. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed February 27, 2013
  60. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  61. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  62. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
David Rivera (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 25
2013–present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 21
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Theodore E. Deutch (D)
Preceded by
'
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 25
2003–2011
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
'
Florida House of Representatives - District 112
2000–2002
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
'
Florida State Senate - District 37
1992–2000
Succeeded by
'