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

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
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?