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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, and is running for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

[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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