Last updated on: 2/4/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Marco Rubio, JD Biography

Title:
US Senator (R-FL)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
Reasoning:

“Absolutely, all children in America should be vaccinated. Unless their immune (system is) suppressed, obviously, for medical exemptions, but I believe that all children, as is the law in most states in this country, before they can attend school, have to be vaccinated for a certain panel.”

Frank Thorp V and Leigh Ann Caldwell, “Rubio and Jindal Latest to Weigh in on Vaccine Debate,” nbcnews.com, Feb. 3, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to vaccines and healthcare. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to vaccines and healthcare.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Senator (R-FL), 2011-present
  • Member, US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
  • Member, US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Member, US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Member, US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Visiting Professor, Metropolitan Center, Florida International University, 2008-2010
  • Political Analyst, Univision, 2008
  • Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, 2007-2008
  • Member, Florida House of Representatives, 2000-2008
  • Former Florida Chairman, GOPAC
  • Former City Commissioner, West Miami, FL
  • Former attorney
Education:
  • JD, cum laude, University of Miami Florida, 1996
  • BS, Political Science, University of Florida, 1993
  • Attended Santa Fe College
  • Attended Tarkio College
Contact Info:
Phone
202-224-3041
Email
Online Contact Form
Website
rubio.senate.gov
Other:
  • Has four children with wife Jeanette, a former cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins football team.
  • Twitter handle: @marcorubio
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?