U.S. House of Representatives (R-7th/FL)
John L. Mica represents Florida's 7th Congressional District, which consists of the suburban area between Orlando and Daytona Beach and includes St. Augustine. Mica serves on the Government Reform Committee. Mica has been recognized as a national leader in transportation issues. He has spearheaded legislative efforts to improve our nation's infrastructure and is a Chairman of the Transportation Committee.
Mica was an original cosponsor of H.Res.267. The resolution, which recognizes the cultural and historical significance of Nowruz and expresses appreciation to Iranian Americans for their contributions to society, passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March of 2010. In addition, he is an original co-sponsor of H.Res130, acknowledging the Cyrus Cylinder as a symbol of respect for human rights and religious tolerance and commemorating the cylinder’s tour in the United States.
A proponent of civil liberties, Mica was an original cosponsor of House Resolution 476, which condemns discrimination and bigotry against Iranian Americans.
Mica served as an honorary co-host of the opening reception to celebrate A Thousand Years of the Persian Book exhibition at Library of Congress in March of 2013.
Residence: Winter Park
Marital Status: Married (Pat)
Prev. Occupation: Congressional Aide, Real Estate Investor, Trade Consultant
Prev. Political Exp.: FL House, 1976-80
Education: BA University of Florida, 1967
Birthplace: Binghamton, NY