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John Mica


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 7th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 1993
Preceded by Sam Gibbons

Born January 27, 1943 (1943-01-27) (age 66)
Binghamton, New York
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Patricia Mica
Residence Winter Park, Florida
Alma mater Miami-Dade Community College, University of Florida
Occupation real estate executive, communications executive
Religion Episcopalian

John L. Mica (born January 27, 1943), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing Florida's 7th congressional district (map). He is the brother of former Representative Daniel A. Mica, while his other brother, David is a former ranking staffer with Senator Lawton Chiles.

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Personal and Professional Life

Mica was born in Binghamton, New York, but grew up in Florida and was educated at Miami Edison High School, Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Florida. He is a member of Delta Chi Fraternity and earned a business degree. Mica had been a businessman, serving in capacities in the real estate, telecommunications, government affairs, and consulting fields.

Mica was a member of the Florida House of Representatives for two terms from 1976 to 1980 before losing a bid for his third term. There he served on several committees and was a leading Republican on the powerful Appropriations Committee. He was a staff member for Senator Paula F. Hawkins from 1981 to 1985, rising to become her chief of staff. After returning to private industry, he ran for Congress in 1992.

Mica has gained a reputation for being a strong supporter of Amtrak reform. He also lists himself as a strong supporter of military issues. He is married to Patricia, a school teacher, and has two grown children. He lives in Winter Park, Florida. After the September 11th attacks, Mica was chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and helped to oversee reforms within the industry related to safety and preventing terrorist activities.

Committee Assignments

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Other memberships

  • Coast Guard Academy Board of Visitors
  • Kennedy Center Board of Trustees

Election 2004

Mica ran unopposed in 2004 and was reelected.

Election 2006

Despite the huge gains made by Democrats during the 2006 elections, Mica's seat remained safe. Jack Chagnon, a former teacher and Marine officer, launched a tough campaign, but was unable to unseat the conservative incumbent in this heavily Republican district. Mica's base salary in Congress is $165,000. His financial disclosure sheet for 2005 showed assets of between $2.6 and $4.7 million, additional income between $37,000 and $130,000.

Election 2008

Mica defeated Democratic candidate Faye Armitage 62% to 38% in the 2008 congressional elections.

Election 2010

Mica announced that he will be running for reelection in 2010. Heather Beaven, of Palm Coast, has announced she will oppose him.

Position on 2008 "Bailout"

On September 29, 2008, Mica voted against the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008[1]

Power

The Orlando Sentinel named Mica the 4th most powerful person in Central Florida.[2]

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sam Gibbons
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 7th congressional district

1993–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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