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Marco Rubio

Marco RubioAKA Marco Antonio Rubio

Born: 28-May-1971
Birthplace: Miami, FL

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Florida

Probable young-Earth Creationist. When asked by Michael Hainey of GQ Magazine what the age of the Earth was, Rubio said he was not "qualified to answer a question like that."[1] The ballpark age of the Earth (4.54 billion years) is not an item of controversy in the scientific community. It's a basic fact that high school students are expected to know upon graduation.

Rubio sits on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

[1] Interview with Michael Hainey, "All Eyez on Him", GQ Magazine, December 2012: GQ: "How old do you think the Earth is?" RUBIO: "I'm not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that's a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I'm not a scientist. I don't think I'm qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries."

Father: Mario Rubio (bartender, b. 1927, d. 2010)
Mother: Oria Garcia (hotel maid, b. 1931)
Brother: Mario (b. 1950)
Sister: Barbara (b. 1960)
Sister: Veronica (b. 1972)
Wife: Jeanette Dousdebes (m. 1998, two daughters, two sons)
Daughter: Amanda
Daughter: Daniella
Son: Anthony
Son: Dominic

    High School: South Miami Senior High School, Miami, FL (1989)
Tarkio College (attended 1989-90)
    University: Santa Fe College
    University: BS Political Science, University of Florida (1993)
    Law School: JD, University of Miami Florida (1996)

    US Senator, Florida (2011-)
    Florida State House of Representatives 111th (2000-09, as Speaker, 2007-09)
    City Council City Commissioner, West Miami, FL
    Global Warming Skeptics
    Cuban Ancestry Maternal and Paternal

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Author of books:
100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future (2006, nonfiction)
An American Son: A Memoir (2012, memoir)

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